It has been 2 years now since I saw it,
but I still remember sitting on the steps at the front door
and watching a hummingbird swinging back and forth rapidly.
Flying up quickly and then diving back down
in an arch.
At the time, I didn't know what exactly was happening,
but after a little research I found out that during the mating season this nose-dive along with a sharp squeak or trill is to impress females. It was the hummingbird mating dance.
I just read that the hummingbirds are making an
early arrival for 2012. I am so excited.
We haven't seen any yet, but today,
we laid in the yard watching a pair
of robins feeding their babies.
It was so sweet to see the babies' heads peek above the nest.
Wishing you homeschool blessings,