I mean the good type of Hummers: Hummingbirds! (Some types of which are already visiting the garden even though the flowers they like are most not ready yet. One of my Budlea plants died – from the frosts I think – and another is ill. I expect to get three more of them from the market this week. The hummingbirds like them (butterflies love them), although they prefer the Mexican Sage plants which are right next to them – they bloom around the same time, and right through to late in the year. The birds just keep coming back to them.)
Commenter Arun pointed out this lovely photo when I mentioned the freak winds we had here on Tuesday. Those winds took down trees, or parts of them, and concerns were expressed about the welfare of these young hummingbirds. Photo by Steve Agrella of Steve Agrella Photography. You can see the whole series here.