Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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.
I am participating in Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. Hop over and take a look!