A poignant tale. I'll relate it primarily in photos
Rufi, The Ruby Throated Hummingbird

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One of our website's members, "9933", came upon a Hummer Tuesday morning, April 24, 2012. This elegant bird had apparently recently flown into a window.
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The little fellow was barely alive. The situation was aggravated by unseasonably cold weather, a frost, this late in April
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Our only species of Hummingbird in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, the Hummer had traveled up to 2000 miles just a few days or weeks earlier
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Our heroine, 9933, christened the little Hummer, Rufi. Why? You'll have to ask her
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After getting him onto her deck, she offered Rufi food, first at the feeder, which he declined, and then in a plastic container
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On the deck Rufi refused to budge
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But he seemed eager to meet new friends
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No amount of coaxing could convince Rufi to take flight
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It's easy to see why we love our Ruby Throated Hummers
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Rufi seemed to be making steady progress, drinking nectar from his bowl and surveying the wild blue yonder

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With the Sun getting lower in the sky, 9933 brought Rufi inside continuing to feed him and prepared to call the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in the morning if the little guy hadn't recovered enough to be on his way
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Our Hero, Rufi
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I said not to expect a happy story. 9933 continued to feed Rufi thru the night, but at 5:00AM he flew over the Rainbow Bridge.
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RUFI