2009 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds Vol. 8

Stafford County, VA

Hi Everyone, Time to start a new hummingbird thread. We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1030946/
Lots of great pics on that one. Hope we can keep it going as they begin (or continue) their journey south.

This first one is from this morning on the million bells hanging basket.

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Stafford County, VA

Another from this morning

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Stafford County, VA

Just as he is leaving.

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Stafford County, VA

Logical next shot.

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Stafford County, VA

Oops!

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Stafford County, VA

Flying with his tongue out

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Stafford County, VA

And here he nearly misses the perch.

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Stafford County, VA

A shot of the wings from behind.

Let me see if I can find a camera and a hummingbird.

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

I just can't resist! That is one character of a bird!!! LOL

Stafford County, VA

Managed to get a couple more. Not sure if it is of the same one, Lily.

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Stafford County, VA

Second shot

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Marlton, NJ

Wonderful shots Dave! Thanks for starting the new thread! I love the one with the wishbone flowers!

The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

Dave thanks for the new thread and for the awesome shots of the beautiful Hummers. All the shots are just gorgeous and sure would have a hard time trying to pick a favorite!

Today has been dark and rainy so once again I hope the quantity makes up for the lack of quality!! We had lots of Hummers this morning but it seems that they are just filling up and leaving as the feeders are not emptying out as fast.

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The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

more action...

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The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

I sat on the front porch for about 2 hours and it was like this the whole time.

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The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

Here are a few poor close ups of the little wet ones!

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The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

another...

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The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

The rain doesn't seem to bother them...it just looks like it does...LOL!

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The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

This is what I look like in the rain!!

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The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

There is still the occasional mature male that stops by...this guy wouldn't come very close except to eat and then would perch a distance away looking mad!! LOL!

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Marlton, NJ

Great shots Rose! They look so funny sopping wet!

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

Dave, love your photos!!
Rose, love yours too. They sure are cute when they're wet.

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

...and they sure are cute when they looking mad as well. lol

Grand-Falls, NB(Zone 4a)

Your Humminbirds shots are so nice Dave.
Rose, I'm still amazed at the amount your getting. And it fun to see their wet looks.

It was starting to get dark out and I had the flash on. The result, got a bright eye hummer.:)

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Marlton, NJ

That is so cute burn! Notice how short the wings look; it's just the flash making the top part looking transparent I guess. Neat!

Grand-Falls, NB(Zone 4a)

I did love, the mad expression too, on the last thread. Showed personality.

In this pic, I had move the feeder, and he had a hard time to find it. So he stuck his head in this flower instead, to try to reach for the food. They are not usually attracted to this flower, because, they have to reach to far in, to get the nectar. He must of been hungry enough to do it. :))

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Grand-Falls, NB(Zone 4a)

Thanks Pelle.the flash does plays trick with us sometime.

I like, how he's holding on to the flower in this one.

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Melbourne, FL

I still say you must live in THE perfect birding area, Rose!

The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

Nice shots Burn...I have noticed that the Hummers will not eat from the Mandivilla! One of the few flowering plants that they don't care for.

GP...yes it is a great place to hang out here on the farm. Been here over 28 years and it sure has taken a long time to discover just how great it is!!

We still have several Hummers this morning but it looks like they are continuing to eat and run.
From all that I am reading they are indeed about a month early in migrating this year...I guess that is an indication of an early fall.?!

I read something interesting about oil-rig workers in the Gulf putting out feeders for the traveling Hummers. My heart swells just thinking about them finding refuge and food on the long journey across the ocean. From what I understand the workers do this during the Spring and Fall migration. Very heart warming....

It is too overcast today so I will share a comical shot from the other day.

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Rose, that's one of collector's shot! I love that!

The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

Ah...thanks Lily!

Marlton, NJ

That is what is visiting my feeders this time of year. Great shot Rose!

Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

I have really been enjoying the exceptional shots you all have been posting. Truly amazing. Here's a few through the window shots to prove there are still hummers in GA.

Male probably migrating.

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Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

The lastest guard hummer.

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Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

Guards have to eat, too.

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Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

They can't get past me, just let them try...

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Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

Hmmm, I CAN see better from up here!

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Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

Time for another drink.

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Marlton, NJ

Very nice pics beclu!!

Richland, MS(Zone 8b)

The little male who guards the back yard.

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