On May 20, 2022, at approximately 10:00 am, I was working outside in my garden in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, when my wife shouted to me to come quickly. I trotted over to my horrified wife as she pointed to an allium plant. I looked down and saw a dead male Ruby-throated Hummingbird that was stuck fast to the stalk of the allium. Its beak had been driven all the way into the stalk and its body hung limply from the plant. The bird was firmly attached, and we could not pull it out by tugging the body without damaging it. I finally freed it by firmly pushing the bill back out, but it was clearly too late. The membranes of the eyes were dry and sunken, the feet curled, and the neck limp. The allium was about 17 meters from a hummingbird feeder on the corner of our house. There is a small rhododendron hybrid known as ‘Minas Grand Prix’ less than one meter from the allium; this plant was blooming and had hanging, bell-shaped blooms of a deep pink, which may have attracted the hummingbird.