Monday, August 3, 2009

Hummingbirds

I always tease my husband during the summer that he has a harem. A harem of hummingbirds! He is so conscientious to keep the hummingbird feeder full. (Please ignore the mold buildup, he cleans that out every time we fill it.)


There are times we have upwards of 20 hummingbirds fighting for a spot at the feeder. And if I make the mistake of standing in front of it talking to someone for too long, they will start to dive bomb me until I move along.


I sat out on the porch yesterday afternoon reading (it was BEAUTIFUL day!) and kept my camera close by.
Can you see the one hiding in the tree?

Here he/she is!

We do have some jeweled colored hummingbirds but the only ones poising for pictures were the plainer variety.

Perry loved this picture as you see all the tiny bones in this bird's wing.

Eventually the hummingbirds caught on to my picture-taking and stayed away when the camera was out. So, I took a picture of my neighbor's horse.
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Needless to say, I didn't get much reading done.

2 comments:

The Morris Family said...

BE-A-U-T-I-U-F-U-L!
Sure wish we could have that many at our feeder at one time- they are magical, aren't they?! Great photos- thanks for sharing!

Tammie said...

What absolutely beautiful pictures!