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!
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!
I just can’t get enough of them! 🙂