I wanted you to see the “Hordes of Holler Hummers,” not just individual shots.
Hummingbirds are quite aggressive with each other and constantly are in squabbles over the feeder. Here are some shots of them co-operating which is happening more and more, probably because no new hummingbirds have moved in recently. They are all “locs” now even the previously bullied “purple-throated guy!” You can see him in the photos below holding his own, but still not fully part of the group of Annas. He is a Black Chinned Hummingbird. The others are Annas.
We have about ten active hummingbirds that are locals in this part of our garden. Others are in the orchards. The guy with his back to you looking scruffy, is the juvenile that flew into the window. You can see he is doing well. His wing is injured but it doesn’t affect his flying.
Can’t resist a couple singles…..
Pretty little guys aren’t they?
This will be my last post on Hummers for awhile as I realize not everyone is as captivated by them as I am! When I am a really old lady, I promise I will not have hummingbird tchotochkes covering ever surface my house! But….. I already have hummingbird hand towels and coffee mugs, so maybe I shouldn’t make too firm a promise!!
Thanks for bearing with me. Heading off to Anza Borrego Desert State Park now and should be posting from there soon. Cheers to you from The Holler & have a great weekend!
109 thoughts on “HHH! (Last Post on Topic for Awhile)”
These are stunning photos of a fascinating bird. You needn’t worry about me getting tired of them. In my neck of the woods there are only ruby-throated, so it’s nice to see a different version.
So happy!!! Makes posting worthwhile! Thank you~
I absolutely love this ‘work’ you’ve done!!! Truly wonderful!
I thought people might get bored so I really appreciate your comment! Thank you Gary~
You can post on hummingbirds any time – they are so cute!
Oh good!! I’ll attempt to control it though!
I love your hummer pics a lot!! You lucky lady for having so many!! What gorgeous pics! Vibrant colors they have!! You should print them up for wall art! Would look nice in a kitchen!!!
So thrilled you enjoy them!! Merci beau coup~
I love looking at your pics of the hummingbirds. Ours seem to have dwindled a little, still lots of hummingbird moths but no aves. I think they are nesting and feeding closer to home! 🙂
Yes, they do migrate in most areas. Thank you for the appreciation & cheers to you~
I wish I had some hummingbirds to photograph because yours are certainly nice to look at. And, I promise when I get to be an old lady, I won’t ever wear purple.
Hmmmmm……..I bet we would look great in purple in our golden years!!! LOL!
Wow! My thumbs up for your first picture – the hummingbird in flight!
Isn’t he a beautiful bird! You can see he was looking right into the camera lense. Thank you my friend & cheers~
They certainly are pretty,Cindy.
Aren’t they lovely! Thanks Ranu~
Stunning little hummers 🙂 Beautiful pics, as ever, Cindy x
So kind & so appreciated! Thank you~
So so beautiful!
Very happy you think so! Thank you~
I’ve said it before–but I will say it again. You should be THE photographer for all creatures great and small–wait. Scratch that. They should invent magazines and journals with prose AROUND your phenomenal photos, because Cindy, I have never seen such great detail! I feel you have given me a Peeping Tom view of these lil fellas, so very closely do you capture them.
And if it were up to me, you’d post these every every day!
Laughing! You are so kind and your comments touch my heart! Thank you my friend~
That was great!
So happy you think so! Thank you~
So much attitude comes across in that first picture. A wonderful series. 😉
Woo Hoo! So glad I didn’t bore you! Thank you~
I love your hummers, especially since I broke our great feeder and got another one that doesn’t work. Have to remedy that ASAP but meanwhile, I can enjoy your hoardes via those great photos. 🙂
So glad you are enjoying them my friend! Mil grazi~
De Nada? I finally got a great feeder and the buzzing begins. Meanwhile, I have nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Check out the details at http://countryliving4beginners.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/more-to-blogging-than-blogging-3/ . ~Dor
You could post hummer photos every day and I would be thrilled to see them. Your work is amazing!
You are very kind and your comments are most appreciated!
Cindy, please don’t stop publishing pictures of hummingbirds, we love them! How can somebody not?
So glad!! Thank you and I obviously feet the same way!! 🙂
There could be worse fetishes!
Now that is very true!
We also have hummingbird sun catchers and plaques and brick-a-brack throughout our home. WHY? Because we don’t have as many hummers as you do and we are quite competitive.
Thanks for sharing your hummer photos. We enjoyed them.
Laughing…..thank you Wally!
Great close-ups!!! Where were you standing/sitting relative to the birds? Or do you just have a fantastic telephoto?? Whatever you’ve got, these are outstanding! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com
These shots were taken with zoom but also extremely close up. Thanks for asking~
Very nice Cindy!
Merci beau coup!
Not minding the single pictures at all — they are so beautiful close-up, since their colors can really be seen well! Love the pics of the the groups — the feeders I have always seen hummers congregating around didn’t have a perch, so they just hovered and stuck their long beaks in. They seem so civilized all perched there! So glad the juvenile is doing well and mending — hopefully he won’t be involved in any squabbles before he heals. Have a great trip to the desert!
Thank you Becky! We are in the desert now with the family having a lot of fun. Saw some eagles today which was thrilling~
You can post these lil’ guys & gals any time!
They are adorable 🙂
Thanks for sharing your hummingbirds with us.
Thank you my friend for appreciating them!!
The first is my favorite. You know how I love these fierce creatures. Thanks for sharing your captures.
Perfect description!! They are quite fierce and formidable!!! Thank you~
these are great!!! I’m so glad you took Hordes of these jeweled warriors. I don’t mind if you keep on displaying pictures of them.
Very glad! Thank you~
And to think, you weren’t keeping him company while he died, but instead, keeping him company while he worked at making himself live. They are such busy creatures but they know enough when to be still and let peace heal them. I am happy at the thought that perhaps, he was able to pull some of your strength through that glass and use it to recyle. It is wonderful that if we truly desire it, nothing will separate us from peace. It is with great thanks I have that you had this experience and that you shared it. I love hummers. we don’t have many in this area and not the variety you have, so it is good that you share your hummers with us.
You are very kind and your thoughts show depth of thought and wisdom! Thank you~
Always a heartwarming discussion…
The kindness of our fellow bloggers is like a warm spring rain! Just lovely~
Thanks “HW” – another great Hummingbird post/pics.
I am trying to live up to my new acronym!!! lol!
But I love your Hummers! And I love that you know each one!
So glad and very much appreciated!!
Feast to the eyes!
Well you deserve it after giving us so many wonderful real feasts!!
Awww. Thank you~
So cute, and very interesting to watch those little guys.
I agree, incredibly entertaining!
We are in Washington, D.C. doing urban safari photography. Buildings and statues mostly stand still, so compositions are easier to arrange and capture. I’ll post some photos in a few days. Old ladies can take as many photos of your hummers as you like 🙂
Oh good!! Have a great trip!
Such a beautiful SUBJECT and wonderful shots of these wee beauties. Enjoy your Sunday!
And you too my friend!
I could never get enough of these little wonders. Safe travels Cindy
So glad & thank you!!! Cheers to you~
I love love your hummingbird posts!!! Don’t stop please
Well….since you twisted my arm about it……..lol!! Thank you. Very kind~
great shots Cindy…love these little fellow…the green is really interesting!
Yes! I love the Anna’s coloration. Thank you Heather~
we have 3 feeders at the backyard and one at the front porch. Hummingbirds are agggresive arent, they? The most aggressive one wants to own the 3 feeders. We have a decorative plate with hummingbird design.
Uh oh…….you may become a hummingbird lady when you grow old!!!! lol! Yes indeed, they are fierce little fighters aren’t they! Amazing when they fly up about 100 feet and dive bomb on a fellow bird!! Hmmmmm……where’d you get the plate??? lol!!!
It’s my Mom’s, and she bought it from a catalogue something.
I’m sitting here imagining the sort of patience you have to have to get a shot of a Humming Bird. I’ve tried taking photos of birds, and birds that are just standing still, doing nothing at all, make me feel impatient. For you to get a Humming Bird with its wings flapping, like you did in that first photograph, is impressive to me, mostly because I couldn’t do it. Nicely done, Cindy. 🙂
So good to hear from you my friend & appreciate your kind words!!
Being there is only one species of hummingbird east of the Mississippi River, seeing others is a treat!
So happy you enjoyed! Would love to see your hummingbirds too!
Ruby-Red Throated are the only species we have. http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/species_a_to_z/SpeciesGuideIndex/rubythroatedhummingbird/tabid/6746/Default.aspx
Love them! there is a new one here today with only a spot on his throat! Will need to research and identify~
Love the Black Chinned Hummingbird, Cindy. Never heard of that before. Don’t leave it too long until the next batch, the hummer-watch community is fairly large. Some may be hummer-indifferent but I’m guessing hummer-haters are rare indeed… Have a great time in the ADBSPark, sounds exciting, look forward to some pics…
So glad to hear this!! Us bird lovers need to flock together!!! Cheers to you~
Some truly magnificemt pictures, Cindy!
Thank you for all your support and encouragement, you are a treasure and much loved by many on this site. Sincere best wishes (and hugs) from Baldy 🙂
Visa versa to you x2! Thank you~
Stunning – and such beautiful subjects! Don’t stop them on my account…
Deal!! And thank you!
Always and all ways post what you like this is your space. We are just passengers sharing your train 🙂
And I on yours as well!! Aren’t we lucky! Cheers to you my friend~
Great shots! Love looking at bird photos. They pose very naturally. 🙂
I am so glad you enjoyed them! Thank you~
Just signed in.
I tried taking photos of birds but they always fly away before I can take a shot. (laughs)
They do have annoying tendency to do this!! lol!
I think they had a water party their, beautiful ! 🙂
They are always partying, flighty things……
They are so beautiful, such a variety of colours!
I am just head over heels in love with them!! Its embarassing!
How can anyone not be captivated by these tiny creatures and your beautiful work? 🙂
The thing that gets me is the outsized personalities packed in these dinky little bodies. They fly up around 50 fifty feet, hover, and then dive bomb each other. Now they are playing nicer and actually sharing the feeder. Too funny!! Cheers to you~
Real expertise – and incredible patience and knowledge in the photography. Really impressive, and my girls really enjoy posts like these.
Makes me very happy! Thank you. Especially glad your girls enjoyed them!! Cheers to you and your girls.
you always do such an awesome job Cindy..amazing shots really..great work you have done here 🙂
How lovely of you to say, thank you & cheers too~
your always welcome dear 🙂
That first shot is INCREDIBLE!!!!
So kind & so appreciated!