While out taking Fritillary photos yesterday, I saw this young male hummingbird diligently guarding his territory. His vigilant stance reminded me of the title of Harper Lee’s novel, Go Set a Watchman – a book that is still on my “want to read someday” list.
He wasn’t perched there for long, as these days the front yard is filled with rivals that must be fended off.
As soon as he saw another hummer heading for the nectar, this battle ready fellow took off to engage in an all out aerial attack.
I wish these birds would offer one another a bit more southern hospitality, but I have to admit, their aggressiveness is indeed entertaining!
And just out of curiosity, did anyone happen to read Miss Lee’s book?
15 thoughts on “Go Set A Watchman”
Wonderful shots of this beautiful little bird.
Thanks! Now if I could just get an adult male with his ruby throat gleaming to sit still in the same spot….
As I mentioned my hummers are acting the same way. So funny. I keep telling them to be nice! Lol. I have not read the book. Is it good?
I know what you mean! I will hear myself saying out loud, “You guys be nice to each other!” And I haven’t read the book yet…but I will one of these days!
Lol. Me too!!
I do love your hummingbirds, and these shots are really really good Kathy, and colour and blur of background is perfect for the photos.
Thank you – I was thrilled he sat still for a second since I am still not good at taking pictures of moving objects!
Thank you! I was thrilled he sat still long enough to get some unblurry shots!
It looks like you caught your hummer winking at you in the third photo with its beak open. 😉 I haven’t read the book. Hummingbirds are my favorite! Thanks for sharing your photos today, Kathy! 💕😄
You are most welcome. Hope you have a lovely weekend. 🙂
Beautifully captured Kathy!
I have read her book and I thought it was excellent. It’s quite different from Mockingbird, but very moving. These little watchmen are gorgeous
Thanks for the review! My daughter had a copy and I started it last night. 🙂
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