Friday, August 21, 2015

Rubythroated Hummers On Parade!

When I went to my open doorway to greet the cool air today, a hummer flew in front of my face and stayed a few seconds, as if to say "Good Morning."
I suppose she's used to me being the one that refills their feeders.  As the day continued, I found a moment to take a few pictures.
I had refilled the two feeders with fresh sugar water thinking maybe the water in the feeders had diluted a bit with the rain we've been having off and on since last nite.  Sure enough, as soon as the feeders went out again, my 3 hummers joined in having lunch.
A good view of one dipping her beak in the feeder.
Another was dipping into the Monarda (Bee Balm) quite happily.
You can barely see this one on top of the shepherd's crook hunched up a bit against the patter of raindrops.
This is a good view of her iridescent green back.
Another in flight looking for a place to settle.
Look at the length of that beak.
Unfortunately, the male in the group, and I think I've only spotted the one, is not very forthcoming.  He's always flitting off before I can snap a picture.  Well, that's OK.  I'm just happy the females are used to me and don't mind posing now and then.
Happy Gardening!


  1. Wow those are really great pics of them! I am glad they are being cooperative with about having their photos taken! :-) Have a wonderful day!

  2. Almost caught a view of the male as he fed, but he was too fast for me. Flitted away as soon as I raised my camera. He's not as cooperative as the girls. Actually saw 4 hummers flying around yesterday, vying for the best spot to eat, including the guy.