Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Hummers

These aren't the best photos, but I'm so enamoured with this little guy I thought I'd share them anyway.

My new garden buddy is a scruffy, little hummingbird who uses one of the dead trees as a landing strip.

He zooms back and forth across the garden at a dizzying speed.

Flying forwards, backwards and hovering around the Hollyhocks.







He's particularly fond of the black ones - which surprises me because I always thought Hummers were drawn to brightly colored flowers. (Isn't that why the feeders are red?)

Perched on a Hollyhock provides a nice perspective for size. Hummingbirds weigh less than a penny. They can fly 50+ miles an hour. Most dearly love Honeysuckle vines. This little dude couldn't care less.

2 comments:

Gail said...

I think that is a great picture, your lucky to have had your camera ready. We put up our feeder this year and have been delighted to have 4 hummers that visit us. In our old garden we had 8 one year and another year a nest where we could watch the babies hatch and grow. I call our hummers The Jetson's.

janemngardener said...

I think these are great pics! I have rarely seen a hummingbird light and stay still, so I liked these!