Well, I just got a gift.
I went out to check on where I had the cage. I left her sock nest there just in case she came back. Then I saw her in the crook of a tree cheeping. I thought, oh, no. Now what? So I went in to get a dropperfull of food.
When I got close, she went to another branch. And then a black-chinned hummer started beating on her head to drive her away from the feeder area! Argh!
She flew up in another branch, but not close enough for me to get her or protect her if the black-chinned came back . . . which, in fact, he did. But…………..so did mama!
She came swooping in and chased off the other hummer and was eyeing me, too. I wanted to see if she really was protecting Bano and would feed her, but she did not come close to her–just chattered in the tree close by. So I went inside and peeked through the window.
I saw her fend off the black-chinned again; and then, she went to the feeder, loaded up apparently, and went up and fed Bano. Yeah! Hallelujah! Then she took off and she followed in her direction.