I happened to see my hummingbird resting on a branch just in time to capture its photo. If you look closely you can see its tongue sticking out past its long beak! While it may be a juvenile male bird, I believe this to be a female based on its white tipped, fan shaped tail feathers and white throat.
The little bird came by the feeder many times tonight and I am happy to know it makes return visits for nectar.
I am feeling snap-happy and will be sure to post more pictures later! I hope you all can appreciate these special birds like I do.
*I like the first picture so much I am entering it into Lucile’s Photo Rehab Clinic. I was ready with camera zoom, cropped the original photo to come in even closer and applied the sunset light feature using camera+.