Hummingbirds are getting ready to leave!

This is a sad time for me. The lovely little visitors (hummingbirds) to our three bird feeders have been busily tanking up for their long trip to South America. Watching them is a joy for me especially during our troubling times in this Pandemic and violent year. It won’t be long before they fly away before the weather gets cooler and unsafe for their little bodies to survive.

I feel peace when I watch them as they feed. I have a feeder at my kitchen window and love watching them as they greet me with wings that flap so rapidly that they look like they are standing still. It’s amazing.

This little guy looked right at me and didn’t fly away! (Ruby-throated hummingbird)

I have posted each year about them coming with a joyful heart. Now I am posting with sadness to see them preparing to leave. They are wondrous creatures! But they will be back again next year like clockwork!

Here are the links, and here, to previous posts about hummingbirds if you would like to know more about them.

Hummingbird busily feeding
Hummingbird at deck feeder 1 (Emerald one)
Hummingbird at deck feeder 2 (Emerald one)

We have had so many hummingbirds trying to feed at the same time but they fight over space. They don’t want to share the feeders. Alas, we do have three feeders, one on my kitchen window and two on our back deck. There is plenty of room for a few birds to sit at each feeder with social distancing too.

Bee at feeder

Above is a bee visiting the feeder to feast on the sugar water. Hummingbirds wait for the bees or hornets to leave before they move in for their own taste. They must have felt the sting of the insects at one time or another.

Well, it’s Adiou to these little creatures who spread a lot of joy in my part of the world. I will enjoy them as much as I can until one day they will flit away. I’m thankful to God for creating these magnificent creatures for all of us to enjoy!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my books and blog. Please come back again real soon.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 35 books: 17 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 26 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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8 Responses to Hummingbirds are getting ready to leave!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Good luck to them on their long journey. They bring a lot of joy to the people that feed them!

  2. xLeah2k13 says:

    I love your feeders! Such beautiful, calming birds. I’m looking in to getting some myself, and adding some nice flowers to help attract the little creatures.

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Leah, for the nice comments and for stopping by! The flowers hummingbird love are any that are tulip shaped so they can get their long beaks in to drink up the sweet nectar. We have plenty of Rose of Sharon bushes around our house and they love them. Butterflies and insects love them too! 🤗

  3. Jennie says:

    Bittersweet, Janice!

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