This is Tiktok. In 2019 he overwintered at my house. We had snow and it got very cold at night and I worried. But every morning, he’d appear near the feeder when it got light. Then he would throw a mild conniption at me when I went outside with a hot towel to try to thaw the feeder. “Hurry up, hurry up, I am hungry!” He certainly figured out that I was the person who dealt with the feeder. He would buzz me if the feeder was empty, too. He makes a ticking sound, so that’s where the name is from. One of those old things called clocks, with hands, that ticked.

Right now I have two feeders up. I am seeing a female Anna’s hummingbird in the front, chasing others away, and a male at the kitchen feeder. It may be Tiktok still! I have named the female Emerald. I have seen them together in the top of the plum tree, but this is after Emerald chased Tiktok away from her feeder. It’s a bit unclear if they are friends or not.

Meanwhile, Elwha has the opposite of a conniption.

For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: conniption.

7 thoughts on “Thaw

  1. lois says:

    Elwha is the Zen Master. ๐Ÿ™

  2. Lou Carreras says:

    Have your cats discovered cat TV on Youtube yet? Xenia will watch it for about half an hour or so if I let her. Sometimes I feel like – ” whose computer is this anyway?”

  3. lifelessons says:

    So have you seen Tiktok since then? Hope he isn’t the cause of Elwha’s contentment.

  4. Lou Carreras says:

    Elewha is appreciative of the finer things in life, besides you can’t sit in the window at night to watch the birds.

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