Saturday, May 03, 2008

Hummingbird Time


I sat in my deck chair with my book and camera.
I wanted to spend the afternoon with the male Hummingbird.


I have seen him all week.

Today I wanted him to see me.

I want him to know I am his friend.

The females have not arrived yet.
When they do I hope he shows them our feeders and our flowers.
I would love to have a Hummingbird nest in my gardens this year!

24 comments:

Goddess Findings said...

wow, these pics are amazing when you think of how fast these little creatues fly! Love all the pics of birds....sooo beautiful!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I hope you get a nest in your garden this year too. I would be happy if I just had a couple of hummers frequenting our feeders. Hopefully soon.

mon@rch said...

I was just thinking today that I need to get my hummingbird feeders out! They should be here soon!

Mel said...

Oh Sherry, such beautiful pictures!
Hummingbirds are so pretty!!

Mary said...

Yay! What wonderful photos! I hope the females show up very soon, Sherry. I look forward to your hummingbird summer.

Aluajala said...

Ah they are so lovely! I just love hummingbirds. And it is such a pleasure to watch your blog!

scienceguy288 said...

Finally, the hummers are back. I love these little guys. They are a joy to watch.

kkryno said...

When I lived in New Mexico, we had a nest in one of the junipers on our property. Those mama hummingbirds are fiesty, formidable creatures! The photograghs are incredible! Thanks so much for sharing. (the willows are finally blooming in ak.)

Cheryl said...

Aren't they lovely Sherry...they know where there bread is buttered, I think you may have some nest building going on.

PAT said...

I love watching these precious little birds!

How did you do with the storm, the other day, Sherry? Our son in law was on the lower floor of a hotel, in KC, when the roof blew off! He's fine!

Pat

Sheila said...

I think he came on ahead to check out the restaurants, and accommodations.
She will be along soon I'm sure..lol

Deb said...

We are still waiting patiently for the Hummers. I was looking through my garden journal last night and realized that around May 14th is their first spotting here - so it shouldn't be too long now before they drop by :-} I can only hope to get a photo as wonderful as yours Sherry.

Q said...

Dear Goddess Findings,
I was very pleased to get a few pictures of the male Hummingbird. Hopefully he will become used to me and will perch up in my deck plants.
Looking forward to visiting your journal and getting to know you.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
They should be at your feeders any day now.
I enjoy the Hummingbirds so very much.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Mel,
They are pretty birds. I just love the Hummers.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Tom,
I bet they are in your area.
I really enjoyed your Hummingbird video last year.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Mary,
The hummingbirds make summer so fun! I look forward to the hummers every year. I have planted 6 huge pots on the deck for the Hummers this year. My window boxes are planted for the Hummingbirds too.
I think I will do lots and lots of zinnias. Hummingbirds and butterflies...All is good.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Aluajala,
Thank you.
I love reading outside on the deck with the birds...
It has been cool so I can be outside in the sun. Once it begins to heat up I will not be able to be in the sun.
Being with the Humminbirds is wonderful.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Scienceguy288,
They are a joy to watch!
I look forward to them every summer.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Kkryno,
The females are fiesty!
I would love to have them nest in my gardens. I never have seen their nest although I have had hummingbirds at the feeders for many years.
Will pop over and see if you have posted Willow photos.
I love Willow trees.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
It would please me so very much if a Hummingbird built a nest in my gardens! I do love them.
I think they feel safe here but I have lots and lots of birds coming in and out. I have moved the Hummingbird feeders to one feeding station so they do not have to deal with any of the big birds.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Pat,
I did okay. Lots of houses were damaged and I saw on the news all sorts of roofs were torn off by the tornadoes.
Glad your son-in-law is okay.
The Hummers are a delight!
The females are here so I am very excited!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Shelia,
I think you are right!
She is here now.
I have seen two males and one female so far. I hope a nice group comes in and stays. Many of the neighbors have hummingbird feeders.
I love that!
More food means maybe more Hummers...
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Deb,
Once they find you they will return year after year. I know they do here.
You will get lots of wonderful pictures too.
Sherry