On 5/17/2011 8:53 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
> I wish that I had had a camera with me a few years ago when a
> hummingbird was sitting on a wire in a friend's garage. We sat there and
> watched it for 15-20 minutes. It was the first and only time I have ever
> seen one perched anywhere. Usually they just fly in to feed on a flower
> behind me and by the time I turn around to see him he is gone.


I've seen them perch a lot! I had one that takes up residence in a tree
near the feeder (tree is gone now; it was dead so I had it cut down) and
would guard it from there from other hummers. As soon as another tried
to land on the feeder he'd chase it off. They are so funny to watch
guard their territory!