There is a beautiful, metallic green hummingbird that frequents my Cardinal flower, my butterfly bush, and my blue salvia. I see him several times daily as I watch from the inside of my house.
Outside, I observe him more closely as I weed near his favorite plants.
But, when I have my memory recorder (camera), he vanishes.
This morning, I decided to sit quietly on the back deck, camera at the ready, within a few feet of the favored blue salvia to wait for his visit.
I waited, and I waited. No hummingbird in sight. But, I did find interest in the bee that was intent on collecting all the nectar from that salvia plant.
Later in the day, there he was; that hummingbird flying from his favorite perennial to favorite perennial.