Hummingbird Gem

Little Gem

Little Gem

I thought the hummingbirds had already headed south. When another blogger, suburbanferndaleark, posted an action picture of two hummingbirds, I made the comment that I hadn’t seen any of the tiny birds at my house for several days. I was missing the satisfaction of glimpsing their long beaks, glistening feathers and furtive glances through the camera lens.

This week, I was elated to discover that hummingbirds were still coming to the feeder in my dogwood tree! I saw this little gem resting on a branch, preening its feathers between drinks of nectar. She would zip in, hover, flutter around the feeder and drink her fill.
She put on quite an airshow! I was happy that I was able to capture this picture!

As long as the birds keep stopping by, fresh nectar will be waiting, and I will be enjoying the show.

*posted for writing101 and photo entered into Lucile’s photo101rehab

Posted on September 20, 2015, in Hummingbirds, Photo101 Rehab, Photography, Writing 101 and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. There are still hummingbirds around near where I live. They are fun to watch.

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  2. Great catch! These little guys aren’t easy to capture on camera.

    janet

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  3. Whereabouts are you located? We live in Maryland and haven’t seen any for awhile here. I know from reading up on them that they blast south with the first cold snap, because they don’t do well when the days start turning.

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    • Hi Mitch. I live in Roanoke, Virginia. I only saw my first hummingbird last year when I put a feeder out in August. I put my feeder out in April this year but didn’t notice a bird til July 11th. That seemed late and we wondered if being in a valley made a difference. My last sighting last year was Sept 8th so seeing one last night was a new “record!” I love reading about them too. During what time frame do you usually see them?

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