I first started hearing him in December, shortly after sunrise. He would visit briefly again around 4 PM. Once I saw him staring down the feisty hummingbird I had named Sluggo at the hummingbird feeder. Sluggo won that showdown as he does every duel. Other hummingbirds, bees, even woodpeckers were no match for him.
I decided to put food out just for him, but it was still the sweet hummingbird nectar that he craved. I eventually attracted House Finches and a few Goldfinches. I would hear his call frequently, then watch him fly away just as I grabbed my camera. Time and again we replayed the scene. Over and over and over.
hummingbird feeder I had put out the day before. And sure enough, just as I reached the patio door with my camera he took off. Someone told me that maybe he was my spirit guide and paid me daily visits.
To tell me what? "Ha Ha, you can't catch me"? Or just maybe that chasing dreams is more rewarding than living them.