I’m always looking for ideas for blog posts and I think – after showing you Adele the Woodchuck last week – that the occasional post about what’s in my back yard might be fun. This week it’s all about hummingbirds.
We put out 3 feeders this year and they are all hanging in and around the perennial bed. The hummingbirds make a regular loop from the feeders to the walnut tree, around the house to the lilac bushes, and then back to the feeders.
You can almost always spot one in the nut tree if you look closely enough.
See what I mean?
The other day I sat out in the yard with my camera for a long time. I saw the little birds constantly but getting good pictures of them is tricky – they are fast!
Luckily, this one perched on top of this shepherds crook for a while. She must have been pretty comfortable because she sat there for a few minutes, looking left and right and all around.
At one point she looked right at me. This shot just cracks me up.
Finally, she moved off the crook and over to the feeder for a drink.
And then she was gone, back in her loop from tree to feeder to bush.
It must be exhausting being a hummingbird.