Monday, April 12, 2010

Hummingbird!!!





20 comments:

chickory said...

nice catch~

Granny Annie said...

Absolutely delightful photos!

Big Shamu said...

He (she?) is a beauty. Do you have a feeder? (besides the obvious flowers and fauna) Great shots. I hope he sticks around so we can see more.

LaDivaCucina said...

So they really DO exist down here? I've NEVER seen a hummingbird here, they are quite elusive. I miss my little hummingbird in CA, he used to come by my fuschias each day and drink!

LaDivaCucina said...

Can't grow fuscia here either!

Dani said...

Chickory, I was so thrilled that I got a couple shots in that weren't blurry!

Thanks Granny!

Shamy, I think it's a female Ruby Throat.
We only see them during the spring and fall migration when they cross the Gulf of Mexico. Which just blows my mind that as little as they are, they will fly anywhere from 18-30 hours over open water.

Dani said...

Diva, my bird book shows them in your area only as a winter guest.

They had fuschias for sale last week when I was at the flower shop. I almost got one, but changed my mind cause I can't keep them alive here either. :(

Erin said...

They're coming! My sage is just about to bloom, it better hurry before they get here!

threecollie said...

Wonderful shots! I wonder if I should get the feeder out yet? They supposedly sometimes come back here in March, but I have never seen one before May

Buzz Kill said...

That first pic is a great shot. Those little wings are a blur they're moving so fast. I've never seen any hummingbirds here in Jersey. We just have woodpeckers

Dani said...

Erin, what kind of sage do you have planted for them?

ThreeC, this is the third one I've seen in the past two weeks, so they're definitely on the move.

Buzz, they're crazy fast for sure!! Amazing really.

Floridacracker said...

I saw my first one last week, but I have never captured one as well as you did here!


Way to shoot!

intuitive eggplant said...

Wow - I'm in awe of your photos once again, this time in part because you were able to catch such a fast-moving critter :) They definitely helped up the "positive" quotient to my day (although my errant post finally showed a little after 12:00, er, p.m. - silly me).

Happy Monday!
eggy

Dani said...

I have the sweetest friends!!! Thank You. :)

Chandramouli S said...

These are the prettiest next to parrots (yes, I am partial towards them :D) Great shots!

Darla said...

Beautiful captures Dani.

Sandcastle Momma said...

Those are great photos! I've never been able to get a good shot of one. I just put out my feeder the other day and hope to see some here soon.

lisaschaos said...

Wow! So precious! You have great visitors!

Dani said...

Hey Chandramouli, welcome to the blog. :)

Darla, I wish we had as many as you do!

ScMomma, *fingers crossed*

Lisa, spring and fall migration is just the best!! We always look forward to it.

Susan said...

Great shot of the hummer!