Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hummers!

After trying, in vain, to attract hummingbirds to our feeders this year, I figured I wouldn't get to see any except in other people's posts.  However, when I went to visit the Butterfly Garden the other day, I was delighted to see a few flitting around along with the butterflies.  The best part was getting to see them still in the tree!

 I am not sure, but I think this may be a female Ruby-Throat.  According to my "Birds of North America", that is the only one we have here on the east coast.

Linking to The Bird D-Pot and Wild Bird Wednesday.

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the majority of ours have moved on, but we still have a few zoomers. :)

Elizabeth Edwards said...

so pretty. i took my feeders down before we left for our trip. so i will enjoy yours. & look forward to next years birds. (:

mick said...

Great photos of the hummingbird and its so nice to see it in the tree.

Red said...

Humming birds are tough little critters as the odd one can stay around quite late here .. end of Sept.
Check out the Cornell bird site. They have pictures, videos and sound as well as all the info. I highly recommend it.

Carletta said...

I think your ID is spot on.
I have one lone female now that I see. She tends to like the last real blooms instead of the feeder so I have yet to get a shot of her. Still hoping I will before she flys south.
Love the second shot showing her eye!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A pleasant surprise to see some for yourself, very nice.

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures! I'm sure it wont be too long before you can get some for of ebook that only shows you birds from the area you are in! And given that some bird books cover a whole continent that would be rather useful!

Thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - AUstralia

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Linda! It is nice to catch the hummers resting in the trees. Great sighting and photos!

kaye said...

how fun, I think it is amazing you could even get a picture of one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You were lucky to catch them Linda, I always find little birds hard because they dart around so quickly. My galahs and correllas are big and so interested in eating that they make it easy for me.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

We still have a few hummers hanging on. It has been a rough hot summer for them. Hard to snap those little jewels Linda! You done good!

Jan n Jer said...

I have been lucky to attract Hummers every year. Love to watch them! Glad you got your shot Linda...these critters are so fast!

Dianna said...

I'd say anyone's doing well to get a shot of a hummingbird at all: they're so quick!

Terri Buster said...

Keep trying- it took about three seasons before I got a few takers on my feeders. I love to watch them zoom around.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Great captures, Linda. I have such a hard time getting a shot of the little boogers. I've seen a very few still flitting in and around the remaining flowers.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice captures.

Brian King said...

Great shots, Linda! I'm glad you were able to get some finally!

Danielle said...

Yay!!! I hope that I am able to see a few more in my garden this year....need to do some more hummingbird planting next year.

EG CameraGirl said...

Only the juvies are still here...but it has been rather cold at night so they may have left since I last saw one last weekend.

Rita said...

Not the easiest birds to capture. Great job.

Anni said...

...aren't they gorgeous?!!! I just love watching them. Great photos Linda.

Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this week. I'm really behind in paying visits, but I never want to miss other bloggers' bird photos...they're always such a delight.