Anyway, we tore the tree out as part of a larger backyard renovation, and I was afraid that the hummingbird would have to find someone else to scream at. But no, It is now hanging around the apple tree in the front yard, no doubt patiently screaming at passers-by until we plant something else.
I find that this pleases me. They are a pleasure to watch, and I'm always amazed at anything that has the chutzpah to stand up to the crows.
The Threnodi Etsy shop is now offering stuffed wasp eater weasels fo sale (https://www.etsy.com/listing/159086
Later this week we will be making the pilgrimage to see The Hobbit (Part 2; Oh, This Again). This time, we will not subject ourselves to the 3-D version, which annoyed the socks off us the last time around. Hopefully they won't witter on about The Power of Friendship or do too much L.O.T.R. foreshadowing this time, though I'm, frankly, pessimistic. However there is a big-ass dragon and Martin Freeman, so they're going to have to work hard to screw this up.