Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Original "Hummer" Was a Bird

Hummingbirds are few and far between this year. I know my hardware store feeder can't compete with the salmon berry blossoms, but I finally had a visitor. He (we'll just call him that) stopped by Sunday morning while I was sipping my breakfast. I grabbed the camera, shot through the sliding glass door and got him. They're nothing The National Geographic will beat my door down to publish, but, they're my first (fuzzy) hummingbird pictures.

Hovering like a miniature Sikorsky he's sizing up the feeder...



This might be worth checking out. He closes in...



Yum...I smell cotton candy!



Hmmm...whadda sweeeet "all you can eat"...



Ahhh...not a salmon berry blossom, but it'll do!



Come again soon, little "hummer"!

4 comments:

the7msn Thursday, June 11, 2009 6:15:00 PM  

Great shots! Clearly your windows are free of New Mexico dust. Just wait...

I sat in the garden tonight trying to shoot birds (with the camera) and failed miserably.

Sue Friday, June 12, 2009 1:34:00 AM  

Hi Sandy-great pics! I love hummers.

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penni Friday, June 12, 2009 7:07:00 AM  

Ooooh, very nice catch! I agree with Carson -- I could NEVER shoot through my windows. The lower 2' are covered with Cardi noseprints and the entire glass sports a fine coating of New Mexico dust!

clairz Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10:59:00 AM  

Oh, my--I'm laughing at the comments about shooting through windows and New Mexico dust. You will love the hummingbirds in N.M., as they are brash little fellows, very demanding. Will pose for food, any time.

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