Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are invading my yard. Front yard, back yard, fruit trees, flower gardens are all favorite. They fight with each other and they attack the bumble bees on the flowers. I took these pictures from my front door as they buzzed around the flowers.


This one decided to check me out and flared it beautiful neck as it came almost face to face with me. Notice that it is sticking its tonge out of me or is it licking its chops before the planned attack.


Working the flowers for a bite to eat as they prepare for the long flight to South or Central America can be a big undertaking.

10 comments:

Sunny said...

Super pictures! I envy anyone that can capture these little birds! (On camera, I mean!)
Sunny :)

Jann said...

Excellent photos; I esp love that last one! The wild bee balm here looks the same, it's past its prime and "bald" on top.

Gaelyn said...

I'm almost surprised that the hummers are still in Idaho. They've been swarming my feeder and I have to fill it daily. Yet it's beginning to feel like fall here and I expect they'll soon head south. Nice captures.

Thanks for stopping by. I plan to try Couch Surfing in South Africa in March.

Janie said...

What great photos. You captured the little hummers perfectly.

troutbirder said...

Beautiful shots! My wife was wearing a white blouse with flowers printed on it on a recent camping trip and was "molested" by a hummer. Naturally, I rushed to her rescue.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Bill: Very neat shots of the hummers.

Louise said...

What beautiful pictures! Your varieties are different than ours, but I think they all behave the same.

Leedra said...

Wonderful hummingbird pics.

Gayle said...

When I lived in Spokane for college years ago I was always fascinated with the hummingbirds. A very colorful and interesting bird.

bekkieann said...

Love these little birds. I've just started photographing them in my own yard. This flower looks like my favorite little bee balm. Do you know if it is?