This is one of the strangest things I have ever done. And I would have never even imagined trying if my Aunt Kathy hadn't told us it was possible. We were spending the afternoon with her while Papo took a little rest and the kids were enjoying all the humming birds that come to eat at her house. She has this wonderful home in the canyon on the river with beautiful plants and lots of humming bird feeders. As soon as Chase heard that someone could catch them barehanded he was up for the challenge. We spent the next few hours trying. Chase caught one almost right off the bat and then didn't have anymore luck. After about 30 minutes of trying I caught one and Emily came close so many times but never was fast enough.
We stood there with our hand right under the perch waiting for them to land and take a drink. You had to be still as a statue. And then the humming birds would start to get more and more comfortable with you. Then when they least expected it you would close you hand around them and if you were lucky, really lucky...this was your reward.