Hungry Hummer

I was standing out in the garden, stalking Swallowtails, when this Ruby-throated Hummingbird buzzed by.  Usually I see these guys with their beaks closed and pointed like a pair of needle-nosed pliers, but this one came in looking ready for a fight.


He sipped nectar from several Cana Lily and then darted off.

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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17 Responses to Hungry Hummer

  1. You have read my mind again! I’ve been thinking about trying a hummingbird. Ours are fierce, they fight often! They seem like they would be so gentle but I wouldn’t wanna come between them when they start swarming lol!

  2. Carol says:

    Amazing shot!!

  3. Jodi says:

    Awesome capture. I was thinking a hummingbird for draw a bird day this month. Feeling inspired. 👍

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    WOWZA! Loving the red flower too! ❤️😍❤️

  5. Superb capture, Kathy!

  6. Denis1950 says:

    Fantastic image well captured Kathy.

  7. aussiebirder says:

    What a really great capture Kathy!!!:-)

  8. jonacua says:

    Very good photo and amazing bird!

  9. Kathy that is a stunning capture. The hummingbird is on my bird bucket list to see in the wild one day. We don’t have them in Australia and I am obsessed by them. They almost look like they come from a fairy realm and not of this earth. You are so lucky.

    • kathydoremus says:

      I hadn’t thought of it before, but I can see what you mean by something from the fairy realm. They are vibrant and enchanting. Hmmm…should a hummingbird star in one of your stories, I wonder!

      • Yes I think so, one day but getting reference to draw them would be my thing. When I have an idea for a story I like to take photos for reference. maybe one day i will take that trip.

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