Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sweet little Hummingbird

This is one of our regular nesters that nest each year in the Magnolia tree at my dads. Al and I both took these pictures. The first 3 he took and the last 2 I took. We could sit for hours and watch the 4 of them fight and I have 2 feeders, but they seem to like this one. People keep thinking that you must have red food for them, but that is far from the truth. All I do is make sugar water and they come. I wish we had a good pair of binoculars so we could find their nest. One fell a couple of years ago and I sent it to our Sweet Deena who collect bird nests. Well, it's mostly mockingbirds and blue Martins and their nest fall apart when you try to get to them, not to mention if you try to take one while they are nesting, they will attack you. Dads Blue Martin houses are filled  with nests this year and he would be excited to see them. We also have lots of Cardinals and Finch that visit, but there is so much for them to eat, that I don't have to have feeders for them. The grape vines and fig trees are plenty for them to eat. I tried putting peanut butter on a pine cone, but nothing came near it and there is no cat around here. Hope you enjoy seeing the pictures. Love and hugs, and have a great weekend.


Connie said...

It's not easy capturing a hummingbird, honey. ;-)

The Urban Chic said...

I know Connie and the best one is the ones sitting in the tree. I was so excited when he got that one. They just happened to be my favorite little birds. Luv Ya, Pat

FairfieldHouse said...


What wonderful photographs! I am anxiously awaiting the return of our dear little hummingbirds! Last summer while working in my garden I had six of them surrounding me, humming and zipping all around me! What a wonderful moment. They are my favorites as well! Thank you for sharing.


Nettie said...

oh my goodness...they're such tiny little birds