So glad things are going well for you and the hummers, and I hope you and Daisy Mae have a long friendship! Thanks for the advice on the binoculars. After I posted, I remembered that my daddy bought me this little funny-shaped thing that you use one eye to look through so I could see birds better way back when. Amazingly (as he passed away in 1974) I went right to it today. It helps a lot, but isn't as good as binoculars, of course, so I may still try to get a pair later. I did make another hummingbird purchase this afternoon but I will tell about that after it comes. Unfortunately I have some sad news... You'll quickly know where this is going. Today when I was typing my earlier post, I heard something hit the patio door that opens onto my deck. I got up and looked to see if a bird had crashed and fallen, but didn't see anything and thought whatever it was must have been okay. Larger birds have done that before and just flown away. We had a high of about 95 degrees today, so I hadn't been back out since I had my coffee on the deck this morning, just watching from inside. Around 6:00 pm I took some water to refill my backyard birdbath, and when I came back up I saw what had hit the glass. One of "my" little hummers was lying lifeless right at the doors but to the side of where I walked out. From where he was it appears he (or she) must have died instantly. He is just beautiful and this really makes me sad. I even cried a bit, although sometimes I don't cry when you might expect, and people always tell me how strong I am. My tears are rather unpredictable. Anyway... I gave him a little mini-burial under one of those tiny little spruce trees that I bought for our little dog-child's grave one Christmas. My grandson planted it for me, and amazingly it has lived. I think this hummer may have been one of the main aerial performers, because although a couple have been chasing each other this afternoon, there hasn't been quite as much combat or bickering over the feeder visible from inside. (Or maybe some have been to the new one?) This wasn't Tiny; I've seen him since, so one of the Chirpers or Flickers. I haven't tried to look up what kind he or she is. ?? I'm sure I was mostly crying for our loss of this beautiful little magnificent creature, because "Revelation 5:13." Here he or she is in the palm of my hand: EDIT: I have removed the photo at the request of a private messenger. I apologize to anyone who was offended by the photo. I was simply amazed at his beauty and his tiny size, and how perfect he still looked. (There were no visible injuries at all.) His feathers had the loveliest green color and sheen and he was probably only about two inches in length, not counting his bill. I have small hands, and he was so light I literally couldn't detect his weight. Everything about him was amazing. (End edit.) _____ Pretty baby. I wonder how many of "our" birds will safely make it back to us next year?