A Happy Little Hummer

As I was out stalking Swallowtails, this happy little hummer paid a visit.

He spent half his time hovering, and the other half just hanging around.

He helped himself to some nectar from the butterfly bush…

…and then perched on the blossoms for a bit.

Hummingbirds have very weak feet and have a hard time walking or hopping like other birds, so they spend most of their time either flying or perching.

I was thrilled that this little fellow stuck around long enough for me to get several shots – usually they are busy dipping, diving, and darting away!

 

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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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28 Responses to A Happy Little Hummer

  1. 1nmbirder says:

    Very nice captures!! Nice and sharp! I especially loved the one of it sitting still. 😁

  2. Jodi says:

    Wow!! Great captures. Especially the perch on blossom. A rare catch indeed!!!

  3. Beautiful captures, Kathy!

  4. Snehal Kank says:

    Beautiful photos Kathy πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

  5. lindasschaub says:

    Thanks for the up-close shots … I’m surprised I have not seen more of them around in this hot weather. I pass a person’s house on my daily walk and they have two hummingbird feeders but I never see any hummers there. Maybe they are enjoying the “real deal” like at your house.

  6. Ann Fitzpatrick says:

    Great shots Kathy, thanks for sharing!

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    I have never noticed the patterns on their throat, like some of your images show… do you know what this means? Beautiful photos, my favorite bird!! πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’›

    • kathydoremus says:

      They are interesting little birds. The males, at times, have a ruby throat (hence the name, ruby-throated hummingbirds), but the feathers themselves aren’t actually red, it’s just the way they react to light. Cool science stuff that I don’t really understand!

  8. Washe Koda says:

    They are thick around my Cannas too! I have never been able to get a photo shot of any. I guess they know I got a cat & the hummers don’t trust me 😲

  9. These are wonderful, particularly the shots where he’s perching.

  10. Mags says:

    Oh, my goodness! What amazing captures of that little beauty. You are so lucky, I have never been able to get a good photo of little hummers. Thank you for sharing these I really enjoyed them. Hugs

  11. atkokosplace says:

    Humming birds are a favorite of mine. I hadn’t seen one is so very long, until a couple days ago! Sadly though, before that it had been at least 2 years! your pictures are stunning! Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

  12. MyOwnSpace says:

    So nice..kudos to your efforts.. really lucky to get those shots…superb work

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