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Close Encounter with a Hummingbird

One morning in July 2012, I was bringing water around to the area in front of the house where we tied Rebecca before heading off to the store when I spotted a small unusual object.  It was a ruby-throated hummingbird laying still and lifeless in the grass. With our five cats uppermost in mind, I quickly picked up the tiny bird.  I was relieved to discover that it was alive but stunned.  I assumed it was a youngster who hadn’t learned to fly well yet, although it was…

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