She sits in the tree nearest the feeder, fiercely guarding the precious, life-giving red nectar. When other hummingbirds approach, she takes off like an arrow, chasing them away before they have a chance to snatch even a sip. She knows that soon, she will take off on a journey that humans can’t even imagine, flying thousands of miles over the Gulf to Mexico. Godspeed, little jewel; you are truly a princess warrior.
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