Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

There are a couple of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds that come to my feeder. A lot of their time is spent in the Bottlebrush bush, but they do show up for a sip a few times a day.

I snapped this last evening. The flash really reflects the iridescence of their feathers.

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Dusk was just settling in. I’m surprised the flash didn’t scare it away. I don’t know if it’s a female or an adolescent. hummingbird 007cs1

But, this morning I was standing at the door trying to get a bit of video of the new squirrel toy my husband has been messing with. The  squirrel proof feeder is working so well, we now are trying to figure a way to feed them without letting them empty the feeders.

While standing there, at the ready, the Hummingbird flew in and I was able to get a little video of him.

So this will have to do until I can get better pictures.


  1. Nice capture of the Hummer. They are so fun to watch. Like to see the new squirrel toy.

  2. Nice shots Carol & I enjoyed the video.

  3. Carol, I'm so jealous!!! This is the FIRST year since we've lived here (2003) that I haven't had any hummingbirds AT ALL yet. I have four feeders ---out since the end of April, and I change the nectar often STILL no hummers!!!! I think I'm gonna cry!!!!

    BUT--I love seeing yours. Keep those gorgeous pictures coming.

  4. Beautiful bird, I wish we had them in the UK.

  5. Nice! I enjoyed the video. We don't have hummingbirds this far north, and I do miss them.

  6. Lovely shots and enjoyed the video.

  7. Great shots. I also enjoyed the video. They're so quick aren't they?


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