Once I got Reid in the house (finally, and sans massive
The twins were thrilled there was a bird in the house. I promptly took him out of the net and carried him outside, his little chirps resonating in my ears. Poor little thing was so scared. I quickly snapped a couple of pictures before setting him free.
Holding such a tiny being in my hands - even just for a few seconds - was not something I ever expected to happen in my lifetime, but it is something I will always remember. Such a fragile creature, with the needle thin beak and his beautiful green shimmery feathers. Someone on Twitter said that holding a hummingbird is almost like petting the mythical unicorn. And indeed, it was a magical moment of wonder.
I'm going to keep my eye out for unicorns from now on, just in case.