Things We Love: Hummingbirds!

Like many of you, we LOVE hummingbirds.

They are charming little bits of fluff that are by turns timid (with humans) and aggressive (with each other).  Swift, darting flashes of color…they never stay around as long as we’d like them to!

We put up a hummingbird feeder on our garden window, back in May.  And while the nectar is definitely being consumed, we’ve rarely seen the hummingbirds at work.  Until last week, that is!

We’ve had an unseasonably rainy patch lately; and on Wednesday, it rained off and on all day.  And along with the deluge of water, came a cascade of hummingbirds!  They flee at the slightest hint of movement, so I haven’t been able to get that close to them.  Hence, the grainy quality of the photos; I’ve only gotten the shots by using the zoom function on the camera.  We’ve found it quite wonderful to see so many of them though.  I just hope we’re on their rounds throughout the rest of the summer!

Two hummingbirds (amicably, for once) sharing the feeder

Two hummingbirds (amicably, for once) sharing the feeder

Coming in for a landing

Coming in for a landing

They’ve also discovered that one of the tomato cages is absolutely the perfect size, shape and height for a perch.  Apparently those tiny little hummingbird claws fit the wire just right!

In flight

In flight

Surveying her domain

Surveying her domain

Taking a rest

Taking a rest

I just can’t get enough of them!  🙂

Enjoy!  –Wren

 

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One thought on “Things We Love: Hummingbirds!

  1. Neither of you cousins is old enough to remember the old farmhouse at Post, TX. We all come by our love of nature & especially hummingbirds through the family line. Grandmother had a huge trumpet vine beside& perpendicular to the big window at the dining table & everyone enjoyed the hummingbirds often & shared the delight with the others. She watered that trumpet vine daily with discarded dish & rinse water she kept in her big farmhouse sink for the chore. My mom was born in that house. We all have different sets of memories according to age & circumstance with so many of us in the family & across a big length if time. It is a comfort to me to know deep in my bones that your own mother as well as her siblings have had longer & richer memories of shared times in that old house. With a slight touch of regret that so many stories always remain untold…
    Thanks for sharing, & I think the photos r great! Love you 2!!

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