Monday, June 09, 2008

Getting to know you

I am getting to know the male Hummingbird.

He comes to the Hummingbird feeding station
off and on all day.

I have seen the female a few times.

She is still a little skittish.
He is bold.

I hope they nest in my garden.


Deb said...

GORGEOUS photos! How wonderful to have hummingbirds visiting throughout the day. We have had 2 feeders filled with nectar for a while now ~ I hope they find our garden soon.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a handsome couple. I hope they nest in your garden too. What great pictures you could get.

He looks like he needs a napkin in the first photo. I little left over blossom on his bill.

Wendy said...

Aren't they sweet? I absolutely love them. And you describe them to a T. The male is bold and the female skitterish. Our rest on my clothesline and then come to the feeder.
I once found a nest in the hedge, but it was in the fall. I am not sure, but it was so tiny, I think it might have been a hummer's.
Flying jewels - aren't they?

Q said...

Dear Deb,
Thanks I was pleased with these pictures. He is a handsome little guy! I hope the Hummers find you soon too. There was a few here in early May and than a week went by with out a trace of them. Now I have been seeing two males and no females. It seems to be a strange Hummingbird year!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Mr. Hummer does appear to have a bit of blossom on his bill!
I do love the Hummingbirds!

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
They are flying jewels! So sweet too. I love their little chatter.
I bet you did find a Hummers nest.
I have never seen a nest in person. After thiry years of feeding them I think it is time for them to nest in my gardens!

Anonymous said...

I always love seeing the hummingbirds up close like this! Bravo

meggie said...

These photos are such a treat! How beautiful.
I was mourning the fact that the Indian Mynah birds have frightened away all the lovely little native birds that used to come to visit our Grevilleas. I miss them so.

Q said...

Hi Tom,
I was thinking the other day aboput the video you made last year of all the Hummers at your feeder! I have seen two males and one female. There are five or six neighbors that feed the Hummingbirds plus lots of flowers. I would think the Hummingbird population would increase around here but it seems to stay about the same year to year.
I too enjoy the up close pictures.

Q said...

Dear Meggie,
I tell my little birds all the time to "buck up and be aggressive". Not sure they listen to me!
Always sad when non-natives take over, plants, bugs and birds! (oh, it also happened with people in my country!)

Mel said...

I just LOOOVE hummingbirds!!!

Q said...

Dear Mel,
You saw some amazing ones! We have Ruby Throated. I do love them too.