Monday, May 3, 2010

Backyard Hummer

There are scads of these tiny birds zipping in and about in our backyard.  They are a never-ending source of amazement and amusement.  I was barely able to capture this one little lady hummer as she ate from the feeder.  What a darling little bird.  Here she is bobbing up to watch us in between eating. 

13 comments:

Clytie said...

Ah sissie! This little hummer is a humdinger!!!

Love it!

Lois said...

She is so pretty! I wonder what type of hummer she is.

JM said...

Lucky you, we don't have them here... First time I saw one flying so quickly I thought it was a big bee! :-))) Lovely shot!

Icy BC said...

That's a beautiful hummingbird! Wonderful capture.

Cloudhands said...

Such a dainty little lady, so pretty. Don't you love it when they swoop and dive, it scares me thinking surely they will crash and knock themselves silly. So far so good, it just looks like they are having a good time.

Woman in a Window said...

I don't quite understand how so fast and how so accurate. I'm just learning how to slow down!

This one is gorgeous. Mine are still made for removing my feeder two years ago.

xo
erin

Châtelaine - The Garden Fairy said...

How wonderful that you can see and encounter these tiny gems life in your own garden! I love this heartwarming photo - she looks adorable ! I have never seen a Hummingbird myself - in Germany there are none, of course ! Much too cold.

Serline said...

Wow, you managed to capture this high-speed "demon" in action!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !!Very pretty !!

Prospero said...

The are the only birds able to fly backwards. Amazing photo, Beth.

Gledwood said...

Don't hummingbirds sound like a bumblebee, or something..?

Tom said...

nice birds.....i like this photo

jeannette said...

You caught here while she's not moving!! That itself is great, because they are so fast!