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Strangest thing just happened... A hummingbird just landed on my shoulder. :)

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  1. GreyWolf

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    I have a small garden area right outside my front door. About 10'x 20 foot area walled in by a 6 foot fence with a small rock garden and some plants in various sized pots. A small patio table with some chairs and a park bench to sit and relax. Just a nice little peaceful area between my front door and the rest of the world.

    I typically go out and sit on the bench when I want to have a cigarette without smoking up the inside of my house. :)

    Well just a few minutes ago I was sitting out there relaxing and getting a little lost in thought when I heard a flutter noise by my ear. I turned my head a little and much to my surprise I saw a hummingbird had flown down and landed on my shoulder.

    I had just hung a new hummingbird feeder in the garden for my wife a few days ago, but as far as we could tell the birds haven't found it yet. We haven't really even seen any hummingbirds around any of our plants yet this year either. But here was this single hummingbird apparently out exploring the area and it decided of all things to land on my shoulder.

    I guess since I was lost in my thoughts I must have been so still it thought I was a log or bush or fence or something. Whatever the reason it was pretty cool. I stayed still for about a minute and it just stayed there taking a break from its normally constant fluttering around. Finally I slowly moved my hand to my shoulder thinking it would be really cool if I could get it to perch on my finger, but that movement was enough to make it fly off. It didn't fly off like it was scared though, it just hopped up to the top of the fence right by me and stayed there watching me as I was watching him. Just a small moment between man and bird until finally flying away to complete its regular rounds.

    It was the strangest thing to have happen. I've never even heard of a humming bird doing something like that. I wonder if that's considered an omen in some cultures. It seems like a type of thing that would be seen as a good omen. I'd like to think it is anyway. :)

    Well, I thought I'd share it with you guys while it was still fresh in my mind.

    Talk to you all later.
    ~Wolf :cool2:
     
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  2. glmapex

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    awesome
    dont know if it has any meanings attached but what an experience to have :)
    seriously a once in a lifetime experience
     
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    Huh a great experience, well many do find that as a GOOD sign if something very strange happens, well let us know if something good happens :).

    Very strange imo, 1st time I hear such thing.
     
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    Where do you live?.

    That is a fantastic story, One unfortunately you will never be able to replicate.

    I don't know about Omen but personally I would take it as a grounding experience. Nature is a beautiful thing that we probably dont appreciate in our everyday life.
     
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    What a good omen, great story :)
     
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    thats a good sign :)
     
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    the bird is telling you he does not like the food in the feeder LOL

    :)
     
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    oh wow...great man!...looks like you're gonna have to taste something GOOD in the future

    good luck :D
     
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    Seven days....:p (THE RING)

    Maybe it had something to do with the color of your shirt or the cologne your wearing, all in all very cool.
     
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    That my friend, was an ancestor to raptors winking you in the face. I think lol.
     
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    The bird was saying, "stop killing yourself my friend, put away the cigarette" ;)

    Pretty cool though, I have never heard of that happening before with a hummingbird.
     
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    GreyWolf, you are the chosen one! ;) This is surely a sign of good fortune coming your way, Bud...
     
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    Hummingbirds have a way of telling you to put out sugar water with a dash of honey in your feeder.

    Oh, and..Birds are a sign of freedom maybe even financial. Working on a new project?
     
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    plɹoʍ ǝɥʇ punoɹɐ ƃuıɯɐoɹ
    That was cool.

    A similar thing happened to me a week ago. I went for my early morning jog as usual (there's a pine forest with a jogging trail a few houses from mine), and just when I reached the end of my first half (about two miles) and was just recovering a little and drinking water, a deep black/bluish crow came outta nowhere and landed on my shoulder :( , looked at me and cawed a little.

    I was a little scared about my earrings and eyes, so I started walking figuring the crow would get scared and fly away. But nooo... the damn thing (I must admit it is a fine specimen) wouldn't budge, so I started running... and the crow took flight besides me for like a full minute. I've found it on a couple ocassions since then, and it's every bit as friendly to me as before. I'm trying to convince my sis to come along next friday and snap a couple photos with hex (yeah, I named it) standing on my shoulder.
     
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    Dont you hate when things like that happen and there is nobody around to see it? Very cool story. Hope it means something good for you. If there is no meaning there is still a brightside...At least the BIRD landed on your shoulder and not the birds poop. :)
     
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    i had that when i was down the beach, a huge sea gul flew by and shat on my head
     
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    That is pretty awesome to me. The closest to that I have come was an angry Hummingbird getting just a couple of inches from my nose making noise because I was too close to the feeder.

    What happened to you would have really made my day !
     
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    plɹoʍ ǝɥʇ punoɹɐ ƃuıɯɐoɹ
    LOL. Could've been worse. A big-uns pelican tried to eat my brother when he was like 3 yo, during a trip to puerto vallarta. My dad had to fight it away with a heavy log, and some peeps that didn't witness the whole thing from the start accussed him of animal cruelty.

    And I agree with determined, sometimes the strangest/coolest things happen when there's no one else around.
     
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    you will be kiss by your love ones 5x today, i guess....
     
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    Dude, you are now the chosen one.