A lot of us have bird feeders in our gardens and balconies for our feathered friends. We love listening to their chirps in the morning and just generally being close to nature. Joe Ballantyne also has one which is frequented by hummingbirds. Over the past few days, he has been trying to get the tiny bird to land on him.
His earlier attempts to hold the bird feeder in his hand and bathing with sugar water to mask his ‘human scent’ and entice the bird failed but on Day 15, he fashioned ‘bird feeder glasses’ and achieved sweet success, reports Yahoo News. Take a look.
This guy on TikTok has been trying to get a hummingbird to land on his hand for two weeks now and he’s tried all kinds of stuff like pouring sugar all over his body but his latest idea has completely sent me pic.twitter.com/rSUK4hax1a
— David Hill (@davehill77) September 13, 2020
Here is his attempt on Day 13 i.e. painting flowers on his face, disguising himself as a patch of grass, and holding a cup with sugar water in his mouth.
I 100% respect this dudes commitment 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/UyK93qvYFG
— (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ (@superbland) September 13, 2020
He has now gone viral on Twitter with people lauding his dedication and saying that it is wholesome to watch him go to such great lengths to be close to hummingbirds.
He’s so dedicated and so genuinely excited by hummingbirds it’s adorable 😭
— Lilah Anderson (@LilahAnderson2) September 14, 2020
Awwww, he just wants to be close to beauty and nature…this is hella wholesome…pls protect 🥺🙏
— ➴dᵢₛₐₛₜₑᵣ'ₛ ₖᵢddₒⓋ (@Snowywhitefox1) September 13, 2020
This is the most adorable things I've ever seen
— JB Mae (@darlingderolo) September 13, 2020
People are calling him himbo but he’s really dedicated, creative, ingenious
— Dr. Undergrad, PhD (@DrUndergradPhD) September 13, 2020
Hummingbirds r super intelligent and will start to recognize faces and get comfortable with people after awhile, you just have to be quiet and patient (‘:
— I love corn on the Cob (@notbrennah) September 14, 2020
We’ve never had any birds or butterflies land on our hands, have you?