If you’re looking for inspiration read The Hummingbird’s Gift by Sy Montgomery. 

“Hummingbirds are less flesh than fairies. They are little more than bubbles fringed with iridescent feathers – air wrapped in light.”

Hummingbird nests are woven with spider silk so the nest stretches to fit the tiny creatures as they grow.

“These little bubbles of spunk inspire extraordinary tenderness. One autumn, a ruby-throat, on its lonely, five-hundred-mile migration – a journey across the Gulf of Mexico, which can demand twenty-one hours of non-stop flight – landed, spent, on a drilling platform on the Mississippi coast. It was too exhausted to continue. The oil company dispatched a helicopter to fly it to shore.  The hummingbird spent the winter in a gardener’s greenhouse, then left fat and healthy, on its spring migration.” 

Watch this video and be inspired.

2 thoughts on “The Hummingbird’s Gift

  1. Absolutely loved the video, especially since I love hummingbirds ! Thank you for sending such a delightful beginning to my day.


    1. You’re welcome, Ning. The book also is inspiring and pure delight especially since the care of these two hummingbirds is right here. We’re blessed to have Wildcare. I’m also inspired to plant more hummingbird treats!


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