These aren't the best photos, but I'm so enamoured with this little guy I thought I'd share them anyway.
My new garden buddy is a scruffy, little hummingbird who uses one of the dead trees as a landing strip.
He zooms back and forth across the garden at a dizzying speed.
Flying forwards, backwards and hovering around the Hollyhocks.
He's particularly fond of the black ones - which surprises me because I always thought Hummers were drawn to brightly colored flowers. (Isn't that why the feeders are red?)
Perched on a Hollyhock provides a nice perspective for size. Hummingbirds weigh less than a penny. They can fly 50+ miles an hour. Most dearly love Honeysuckle vines. This little dude couldn't care less.