25 Feb Indignities heaped on Ma Hummer
This year it’s a string of indignities. Here she sees a cat walking under the tree. You can see her gorget is ruffled as she is no doubt wondering if she should give this evil cat the what-for. (We once saw a Cooper’s Hawk fleeing our yard with an Anna’s about 2 inches behind in hot pursuit.)
This morning she got snowed on. She spent about 10 minutes working hard on her nest—which is made of lichen and spider webs.
But she’s a stoic. Here she sits brooding, ready for whatever’s coming next.