Tuesday, June 28, 2011

More Hummers


We have been having some unusually cool weather in the mornings.  Hubby has been gone and I have found myself sitting on the patio with my cup of coffee or glass of ice tea just enjoying the breeze and reading.  As I read I heard a hummingbird "chirp" that was more of an alarm...or warning.  I glanced over to see that the little guy was positioned on a branch near the hummingbird feeder.  He would not allow any other hummer to feed.  He immediately chased "intruders" and returned to his branch.


 When he was still there the second day, I finally figured out that there must be a nest nearby.  I decided that if he was going to sit still I might as well take a few pictures.  When hubby returned he said that this had to be the most photographed hummer in the area.  He was right.  I spent a few hours each day taking pictures.


It was fun trying to photograph the hummingbird "battles" I got some really nice blurs! I was never able to spot the nest.  I didn't want to agitate the little guy.  He was faithfully guarding the area.




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26 comments:

  1. hi Kate, Wow, your photography is awesome. The little hummingbird made such a perfect subject for you to photograph, and he looks so at home perched on the tree limb branch. I love the action shot you captured. All your photos look like they came straight out of a magazine. I think the maker of the bird feeder would be interested in seeing your photos. Beautiful!
    Hope your week is great......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  2. Love those pictures of the hummingbird - aren't they the best - we have the same feeder and I LOVE watching them - ours seem more shy!
    Mary

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  3. Thanks for visiting today. I just became a follower, I don't know which got my interest....the tales of the hummingbird or some of your great receipes. Food WON!

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  4. Great shots!! I can never seem to get close to ours.

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch.

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  5. Oh...they are just the sweetest little birds. I rarely see them sitting still like that...great shots!

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  6. Hummys are my favorite! I stick a feeder to my patio door to get a good view, but not good for picture taking :( The males are very territorial & will even chase the females away after they mate, silly guys! Enjoy your show & thanks for sharing. Also thanks for stopping by & commented, great to meet new bloggers :) ~Faythe @GMT~

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  7. Wow! I've never seen one sitting on a branch! Cool:@)

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  8. This Hummingbird almost has a twinkle in his eye in the last photo, Kate! It looks as if he is very proud of himself for protecting your feeder all for himself :)

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  9. hmmnn.. you're lucky you can see birds at home.

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  10. I bought a feeder this year. I filled it once and it was soon empthy although I didn't see any humminbirds. Last week I re-filled it and it is just setting there untouched. Is there a trick to attracting them?

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  11. I forgot to remind you to be sure to stop by my blog this week to enter my giveaway.

    Have a great week!

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  12. I wish we had hummingbirds here. I've never tried to feed them but they are so sweet!

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  13. What great photos! Aren't they just the cutest things? I could watch them all day. They do keep me hopping making the syrup though.

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  14. Great Shots! Hummingbirds just make me so happy. We have 3 that visit each day for dinner. Have a happy week.

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  15. mooie foto's en wat een lief vogeltje,wat is het er voor een.groetjes GREET

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  16. Nice shots Kate - we enjoy watching ours as well. It seems like they would expend more energy flying around and guarding the feeder than they could get from the food.

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  17. Great photos...I get so excited every time I see a hummingbird! Really good that the camera was available at the right moment.

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  18. Wonderful photo's He must have gotten used to you sitting there and watching him. So cute.

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  19. Wow, your photos are great, Kate. Love the shot of the little guy hovering around the feeder.

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  20. Would have been nice to join you on the patio, have a cup of coffee and watch the hummingbirds. I never have them here.

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  21. You got some wonderful shots. I had one guard the feeder last summer but this summer I have only had one pair. I don't know what happened to the others. Maybe they are getting to other feeders.

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  22. The hummingbird is darn cute ! Wish I could photograph him as well. Anyway I hope you get to it's nest too and get to see photograph some his family members too :)

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  23. I just love your hummingbird pictures. They are one challenge I had for myself for awhile until I finally got some. How special to have them nesting nearby. Take all the pictures you can, they are so special.

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  24. wonderful pics of the birds!

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  25. How wonderful that they are nesting! Great photos :)

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