Coming home means hanging out with the hummers.
I don’t worry about them when I’m gone.
I just miss them.
My husband, the actual-factual, logical-biostatistician, said incredulously, “They fly up to me like they missed me.”
He’s not used to thinking like this,
but he can’t help noticing such obvious birdy behavior.
Speaking of birdy behavior, we are having a problem this year.
The snoozing little capitalist you see above is dominating two quart-sized feeders and relentlessly attacking and driving all hummers off who try to feed. He spends more time hoarding nectar than feeding and snoozes all the time because he’s exhausted from all his effort. Of course he can’t even begin to drink this much nectar!
You can see him perched on the wire above the feeder, waiting to attack any bird that dares to drink! We have three feeders now spaced far apart to control him, one in a bush that is impossible for him to monitor, but when I shut one of “his” feeders down, he goes to dominate another. We have never had such a greedy little guy and he reigns unchallenged. I hope he’s not learning this behavior from watching humans! 😉
Cheers to you from the harmonious Holler Hummers….(and the one little greedy guy)~
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Be still my beating heart, captures that inspire.
Awwwww, humbled & happy by such lovely sentiments~
These are amazing, Cindy. They must have taken a lot of patience!
These guys are immensely fun to hang out with!
Haha 🙂 Great post and photographs. I love our hummers!
I know why you do!
Greedy or not, he’s stunning!
He absolutely is. He is small too. He’s a little Napoleon!
Cindy, these are simply incredible shots. May I ask, what lens do you use for these?
Ahh, thank you very much. I use the sony hx4oo which has a 1200mm equivalent zoom lens and requires no tripod.
Oooh, I’ll have to check that out. Micro four-thirds? I have an Olympus OMD-EM1!
Welcome home. Precious, beautiful hummers were aware and happy to see your return. Did they hope your husband would do something about the Greedy One? 3 feeders, now, in Abundant Kingdom.
Yes definitely, they wanted him to figure out a solution. My computer desk sits by a window next to two feeders. If one goes empty, they fly up to my window and hover there buzzing, prompting me to get up and refill! Laughing. They are preternatural little creatures!
Aw…what a naughty little greedy bird — delightful as ever 😄
He is such an adorable little tyrant and so photogenic!
Gorgeous pictures of the hummers. Hmm, I think there might be DNA code somewhere that we all share for such behavior 🙂
I think you might be right and humans are generally worse at it then other animals. Although I have a grandog who is quite a toy stealer and hider, but I think he learned this from close association with humans! 😉 😉
Great pictures! And tell your actual-factual husband that birds do remember people!… 😉
I feed my feathered friends only in winter so they will not forget how to fend for themselves and become too dependent on me. My ‘problem’ folks are a bit the jackdaws. They are rather boisterous without really chasing away others, but also very amusing. Whatever they can carry away to eat ‘back home’, they certainly will 😀 So it is a constant game to find ways to tell them that my different (4) restaurants aren’t ‘take away’… and each time it takes them only a short while to figure out my last trick… They certainly keep me on my toes… 😀
Another thing is that when I go out into my little jungle, I hardly ever rate a warning call unless I’m maybe too close to their little ones that are exercising their wings. while usually I can follow any cat or less familiar being around the place by just the calls that arise. So, they certainly know the difference 🙂
How wonderful! It is great to talk with a fellow bird appreciator! Yes, birds are being intensely studied now, finally, for all sorts of advanced intelligence, of course as you mention memory and recognition, but also far more complicated things like sense of self in the environment. The intelligence of corvids is now known to be similar to that of the great apes. Ravens can remember a person who did a mean thing to them for five years. Birds have brought me presents (magpies). Hummingbirds follow us around the garden and join us on our walks. Owls and I sing together and black birds eat routinely out of my son’s hands. Birds seem to favor certain people. They know where I am and what I am doing long before I know the same about them. I know this because every time I find one in telephoto they are staring directly at me even if a half mile away! Birds rock!
Yes, they do! 🙂
Adorable! They are such fearless defenders of their territory. I’ve often been dive bombed when I’m too close to the flower they want, and they chase each other off the cape honeysuckle constantly. I could watch them all day.
Yes, they seem quite unimpressed with us really. Curious but not scared. They feed out of my hands. They are just incredible, very brave.
These are spectacular photos, Cindy! Just gorgeous. I wish hummingbirds would visit our feeder.
I wish they would too & thank you Catherine!
Honored. Thank you!
welcome back Cindy! You had a great trip! Great Hummer shots! Good glass
Thanks my friend, it’s good to be back with these little buzzers!
Beautiful Cindy – not just the hummers (I didnt know they were so colorful!) but the post, the sentiments, the patience, the humor, the person behind the camera – amazing!
Oh, you are so sweet and you touched my <3! Thank you~
Wow, so cool!
Happy you like them!
Your hummers are gorgeous! Shame on that one hummer hogging the feeders! He obviously didn’t learn to share! Welcome back to your holler sweetie! Hugz Lisa and Bear
He must have missed kindergarden when they covered that subject!
That is funny
Your hummer is a greedy one. We have a lot of hummers here, but I’ve never seen one take over a feeder.
Yep. I’ve seen bits of this behavior but never such total domination. We have outsmarted him thank God, but it did take LOTS of effort on our part!!! 😉 😉
It sure sounds like it did. Glad you outsmarted him.
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I love watching the hummers around my house – one of these days, I’ll get a camera that will be able to take close-ups of them that are as crystal-clear as Cindy’s are, here!
Yay! I hope you do and I will love to see the results!
You are very kind Charles. Thank you.
Sounds like one of our chipmunks. We named him Dennis because he’s a menace!! But he’s learning to be kinder. I hope your little guy does too! Fabulous photos, incredible birds!!!
They same willing to learn unlike some people I won’t mention! 😉
How do you do it? You capture such magical images.
Thank you Cynthia. <3 I think love explains all of it. I love these guys and I love wild creatures.
I love the cute little puff-ball picture with tongue out Cindy.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
I am glad you noticed. They are so adorable when they groom. They puff up and scratch and generally look completely adorable!
Stunning photos. I am always amazed how you manage to get such great shots.
I am amazed how nice people are about my photos. Thank you Nadia~ <3
Thanks! I am happy you like them~
I have never seen such detailed photos of hummingbirds. Brilliant photography Cindy.
Ahhh, makes me happy. Thank you & cheers Sue!
You always have the perfect subject waiting for you when you get back. 🙂 🙂
Yes, they are quite professional models at the point! 😉 😉
They are the most amazing birds ever. Just love them and I can see you do too.
Yes, they have become an important part of the family!
Wow, so beautiful picture of the beautiful bird. 🙂
I am honored you think so and thank you very much!
Wonderful pictures, Cindy. They have made me feel really happy.
Your comment just made me feel very happy! <3
Incredible shots, Cindy, and so beautiful.
Merci beaucoup mon ami Sue! <3
De rien, Cindy. <3
Oh I so love hummers. Thank you for these gorgeous photos.
Love back to you dear Alison! <3
Beautiful shots. I love your work coz in them I can see your love for it. ☺
This thoughtful comment touched my heart!
I expect they do miss you as an interesting phenomena and friendly presence. Pretty little things and a pleasure to see but I suppose that is no guarantee of good behaviour. 😀
Good behavior all the time does get a little boring, at least this is how I justify my bad behaviour! 😉 😉
So naughty. 🙂
Absolutely stunning photographs, Sue. Thanks!
Very pleased you enjoyed Isabel!
These are the best photos of Humminbirds I have ever seen!
Ahhh, I am honored and humbled. <3
hab einen schönen Sonntag und einen guten Start in die kommende Woche
Alles Gute für dich, mein lieber Freund!
What a lovely revelation for your husband. <3
Yes. One of his best qualities is openness to new insights and experiences. This makes him lots of fun to live and travel with.
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
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Pictures of hummingbirds from Cindy.
Your kindness is so appreciated Patricia. <3
…the details/colors of the photos are breath taking! <3 <3
Ahhh, very happy you noticed and enjoyed! <3
Beautiful photos and hummers Cindy. I bet they miss your company and appreciation. And I hope that little guy learns to share. 🙂
He appears to have learned. I am looking at the hummers as I type and they are congenially sharing!
These are gorgeous!
Yes, tiny flying jewels! Hugs to you Jacqui~ <3
This little bird is aggressive. 🙂 I bet they were so happy to see you and your husband.
These photos are incredibly clear!
It was kind of like, “DO something about him! Please!” 😉 😉
I love the antics of these little beauties. Thanks for the gorgeous photos. 🙂
They are hilarious and most entertaining to watch!
So rarely seen when not in motion, the wings are beautiful to behold. I have a special place in my soul for these little dive bombers. ~~dru~~
This is probably why we relate well to each other! <3
Breathtaking captures, Cindy. 🙂
So thoughtful and appreciated! Thank you~ <3
Ohhhh!! I bet the hummers missed you too 🙂 <3
I think they did! <3
The texture of their feathers comes through in these very beautiful, detailed photos. Yes, flying jewels is a great description!
The details and textures are fascinating aren’t they, when seen close up!
Aren’t they fascinating!
How did you get these absolutely fantastic shots?! I’m envious!
My sony HX400 gets a lot of credit. It is great for wildlife zoom shots.
Well, I agree that the equipment does play a role, but it still is the photographer who makes the pictures.
Thank you. Much appreciated.
I was wondering the same thing! I have Nikon d7000 that I’m learning to use. It’s a big learning curve, since I’m not technical-minded. I really like your humming birds. Great shots!
Oh, I missed your comment and am happy I found it. Different Photographic approaches work well for different people, you can see this in the amazing variance in people’s photos. What has worked for me is just going outside, having fun, taking photos, trashing the amazing amount of failures, waiting for the good, and being non-deterred by the amount of failure, because this is how I learn.
I also avoid manuals, technical instructions, like the plague. They are somebodies else’s instructions.
Hi Cindy: You’re so right. I just need to go out there and do it!
Your posts including this, made me little more closer towards nature and to keenly observe its architecture,and i hope you keep travelling, observing and capturing the beauty of it,and i love those little flying creatures..along with open writing
Oh, you just gave me goosebumps. It makes me very happy to think the photos had this affect on you and I greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness in telling me. Be well & thank you.
Such beauties! I’ve seen one approaching a red rose in our yard, and it makes me smile every time. I’ll be interested in hearing how you “ration” Mr. Greedy’s nectar so the other hummers can feed, ha!
He is fully under control now and sharting like a good harmonious hummer. I owe the solution to my son.
Sounds like another post for another day, Cindy!!
My but you do do that magic that you do do so well! 🙂 Beautiful shots!
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
YAY!!! you have my favorite bird back on again, thank you so much!!! 🙂 great work:)
A person who loves hummingbirds is automatically a friend of mine!
lol good to know 🙂
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Brilliant post by Cindy Knoke on hummingbirds. Her description of one little hummer, as well as that of her husband, are not to be missed! Looking forward to Part II with acquisitive anticipation 😊
People like you are why blogging is so awesome. You are such a wonderful friend Tina. Hugs to you~ <3
Ditto, Cindy. Hugs back to you ❤
Amazing, so much personality among even the humingbirds! Beautiful pictures!
Thank you. All creatures great and small are more complicated than we often want to admit.
welcome home & thanks for the hummer pics
Amazing birds with personality. Great shots, as always.
Thank you and glad to know their personalities came through in the post.
The surface of their plumes comes through in these exceptionally wonderful, itemized photographs. Yes, flying gems is an awesome description!…
Breathtakingly beautiful pictures Cindy! Well Captured. How did you manage to click them so close. The colors,the texture,the layers they are all so visible.One word.Amazing!
Awwww, honored and most appreciated my friend~
May I say I was blown away by these photographs you have captured
They are a delight, so bright, a stunning sight,
And so exquisitely feathered.
Thank you for posting…a real treat for me living in the UK where these beautiful aviators are very few and far between. I adore them, not just for their beauty, their grace, and their amazing flying abilities but also for their symbolism, which is just as merry and bright. If I may I’ll leave a link to a site providing reflection of the Hummer. Thank you.
Hoping all is well wherever you may. Thank you for a joyous post on what is already an overcast Monday morning here in Wales, UK. Yet still, the songbirds sing, the crows cras and the sea-gulls soar and captivate my imagination.
Take care of you, hubby and the Hummers in all ways always.
This comment was like beautiful flowing poetry. You make me very happy I posted these photos. Thank you for touching my heart this day. <3
It’s my pleasure always, thank you for a kind and generous reply to add to the enjoyment I’ve already had in visiting, reading, and viewing these beautiful photographs. They made me very happy indeed, thank you.
Curiously as your notification arrived I was just reading your gravatar profile and enjoying the humour there-in. The wilderness within which you live, thrive and continue to love this life sounds incredible. Certainly it is a large slice of heaven and all of it on your doorstep. Lucky you! I am just a little bit jealous 🙂
Thank you for bringing colour to my Monday. Enjoy a wonderful week.
Wonderful to meet you and I will enjoy following your blog!
Thank you. The sentiment is entirely reciprocated, as too the enjoyment I will get from following your Blog 🙂
Take care Cindy in all ways always.
Your photos are superb, Cindy, and those little guys are quite beautiful. I guess the greedy fella is like Napoleon, out for conquest. 🙂
Thank you very much and Napoleon is a perfect name for him!
Have’s and have-not’s. 💐
The source of conflict!
What beautiful birds and excellent photography as always
I am happy you enjoyed them & cheers to you~
Merci beaucoup mon ami! <3
I’ve always been in awe of the hummingbird. Before I moved to the city last year, my neighbor had a feeder and we were graced with these beauties’ amazing flight patterns. Your photos are stunning, Cindy! <3 I especially was drawn to the little one (fifth from the top). So cutely disheveled. Love the perspective of the perch he's sitting on.
Thank you for looking so carefully. He was perched on a cactus needle, fluffing his feathers and grooming, incredibly cute to see!
Cactus needle. Interesting. Wasn’t sure what it was. <3
Cindy, we have a similar set of hummingbirds here who buzz the others away- maybe they know something we don’t? They are beautiful photos!
Thanks much Lara. Moving the feeder helps to break up a domineering bird’s control.
We are on the top floor of a condo complex so it’s not possible. It’s bird wars here. But I really loved your photos!
They’re so beautiful. It’s like they love posing for you. What a greedy little guy. I have one cat that wants to visit every other kitty’s breakfast bowl before he’s done with his own. Maybe it’s a guy thing! 😛 😆
Laughing, or just a greed thing! Wonderful to hear from you my friend & cheers to you and your family~ <3
You, too, Cindy. I always look forward to your posts. You capture such beauty! All the best to you and yours! 😀
Amazing shots! One can really see details of the feathers. There always seems to be greedy one that stakes out his territory, I am sure they missed posing for you!
Maybe that’s the issue, the capitalist wanted his photo out in the world like the Kardashians!
Good humming grief! Are the others getting any nectar at all? Perhaps a feeder quite a ways away from the rest?
My son solved the problem by placing a feeder obscured in a bush. It was hard for him to get to, and when he tried to police it, he couldn’t monitor the one, so he eventually gave up, and now sharing is occurring once more!
They are gorgeous birds aren’t they!
These hummingbirds pics are so cute, and you’ve conveyed their personalities. I want to hug them.
Laughing……They are about the size of your baby finger, so they are hard to hug! But it is a big thrill when they land on your hand!
Back again to see the amazing post~ I saw a hummingbird at my parents’ place last night, perched at their backyard feeder 🙂
Hummingbirds contain some unknown magic. Watching them is very therapeutic for me. It puts things in perspective!
Wow, Cindy, just incredible photos! Your hoarder fellow looks hilarious dozing on his perch 😁
Poor little dummy exhausted himself guarding his riches! Reminds me of certain people! 😉
I love the little captions and stories you add to your fabulous photos Cindy. 🙂 x
Makes me happy I posted! Thank you dear one~ <3
Thank YOU. <3
This is brilliant stuff Cindy…and they truly are beautiful jewels…:-)
lucky you..:-) <3
You take care too my friend, and thank you! <3
Love the captures … especially since we have only one species of hummers here.
We have up to four, but so far the fourth is a no show. It’s a thrill when they do show up!
wünsche einen super Tag für dich heute von mir
Ich wünsche dir eine wundervolle woche Vielen Dank und Jubel für Sie!
heute ist es hier bei uns wettermäßig richtig angenehm, wünsche einen super guten Tag
Incredible images that depict them in such a lovely way! Great work! 🙂
I am very pleased you enjoyed them and it is a pleasure to meet you!
Did you end it by saying “cheers to you by the harmonious…..” Did you see that knife!!!! Comming out of that birds mouth? Freaky…..
Nice pics as always, hope you didn’t get to near one of those things
Laughing……These guys are half the size of your baby finger! That was his tongue coming out of him mouth so he could draw up nectar. Hummingbird tongues are longer than their bodies. They are super precision fliers, and can fly an inch from your eye at great speed and all you will feel is the air draft as they whiz by!
Thank you for helping me get out of the trauma, you said they only will fly half an inch from you? Makes me feel better…..freaking birds are freaky, you can explain it however you want….. still freaky,
love ya, have a great day I certainly will since I got paid today, but don’t scare me again…..fliying an in from me, that’s what I need…. jesus woman!
Laughing……Have awesome day!
Such beautiful birds. Wonderful pictures.
Thank you so much, makes me happy I posted!
They are stunning. Their feathers are incredible.
Aren’t they amazing. I will be in Costa Rica and Peru at the end of the Year and I cannot wait to focus my camera on the blue and purple and tropical colored ones!
Can’t wait to see the photos!
What a fascinating story, Cindy. We see the challenges, but never to this degree. Poor little guy wearing himself out. He’s the alpha, ALPHA of the holler hummers.
You’re right! He definitely was. But now he is being polite and sharing. My son moved the feeders into creative positions and solved the problem.
That’s terrific news! Harmony restored.
Cindy, check this out: http://daybreakimagery.com/blog/2011/06/21/dealing-with-hummingbird-feeder-wars/
Oh my! I have heard of people who can’t leave their houses because they have to constantly replenish their 20 or so feeders and they accommodate hundreds of birds! I am happy with my 20-40 birds and 3 feeders!
Wow. Who knew? We have several nectar plants in addition to our feeders (one in the front, two in the back). My favorite is a semi circle that attaches to the kitchen window.
Yes, smart of you to have those plants for them. Hummingbirds eat primarily gnats like fruit flies, which give them protein, and nectar from flowers as an adjunct. If a hummingbird is fed only nectar it will die which is how they get killed by lots of people who rescue them. At The Holler they are in orchard territory which means an endless supply of fruit flies and nectar. They use the feeders because it is a lot easier than flying flower to flower to drink nectar, but they aren’t really dependent on the feeders under normal circumstances, like now, when the orchards that haven’t died (so many did during the drought) are thriving. However, in the last five years or so, during California’s horrendous drought every wild plant and animal at The Holler was pushed towards death, and the hummingbirds were dependent on our feeders. Now they are not, which is why that little capitalist dominated the feeder. He could, because he had so much food. I watch the hummers in zoom, and they basically suck down gnats like breathing. It is so good to see them out of crisis mode.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge, Cindy. We rescued an infant hummer a few years ago, but only kept it overnight before taking it to a wild animal shelter and rehab. She was so small, so soft and wonderfully trusting. I have a photo of her sitting on my son’s chest, scooped in his hand. I’m glad she was nursed to health and released. I’ve had the pleasure of watching a hummingbird remove spider webbing from the garden for her nest, along with tufts of spent flower seeds. I’m quite smitten. And yes, thank goodness this drought is behind us.
How smart you were to take the bird to rescue. I am not trained to provide rescue and I wouldn’t attempt it either. But how lovely to have cared for him overnight. And I know exactly what you mean about how trusting they are . It is nothing short of miraculous!
Pretty birds…you know howI feel about the beautiful Hummingbirds. Thank you for always taking such great pics and sharing with us.
I am going to name the just out of the nest, newly flying, pretty little baby hummingbird, Antoinette, in your honor! <3 Only the best you~
THANK YOU SIS!!!!
I always figure that when the hummers dive-bomb me after I’ve been gone for awhile, they are complaining about their feeder being empty and urging me to fill it up, post haste! 🙂 –Curt
Laughing…..I bet they are!!! I keep them full while I’m gone to avoid this wrath!
Some of their colors are so vibrant and beautiful. 🙂
And these are some of the least colorful hummers. The colors really get amazing as you head into Central America.
Lovely shots, my friend. And the greedy one is too funny…(๑ŏ⋖⋗ŏ)
He is because he reminds me of some humans. (๑ŏ⋖⋗ŏ)
Cindy, I have yet to get my feeder hung here at the new place. There are four or five units in our building that have them and they say there are a lot of hummers to go around. I had many at our old place and left the feeder fully stocked there for the new owner. I bought a new one and just need a hook to hang it. Your little scrapper sounds like one my Mom had many years ago who did much the same thing. But the others weren’t so forgiving. They ganged up on him and eventually, they all ate again in harmony!
So you are part of two generations of hummingbird lovers. How marvelous is this! Ancient peoples created amazing giant rock carvings of hummingbirds that could only be viewed from mountain tops. Your mother and you are a connection, a continuation, of people’s ancient love of hummingbirds
He must have been watching too much tv! I’m glad your son found a solution to Mr Greedy. I wonder what the human equivalent might be 😉
I love the details …. and the story Cindy. Thank you for a lovely share 💛
There are really good contemporary human examples of the little greedy capitalist aren’t there! 😉 😉
Ha-ha! Birds really do have personality! I love watching our three pairs of cardinals. I choose to believe that they are all family members, and they return to have their babies in my shrubs. Just last night, I saw our first hummingbird of the season. I just love the little guys…even the greedy ones! 😉
I am with you completely, albeit very jealous you have cardinals!
When we moved here ten years ago, we had one pair of cardinals. I told my husband I wanted them to be happy and have their families here. I did some research on them and planted an elm hedge and an olive hedge by the feeder. They have returned each year,and now they bring their ‘adult’ children. Very happy about that. They are beautiful color on a winter or spring day!
How wonderful that you planned a home for them! I have to travel to see cardinals. <3
☺Oh dear! I have similar problems with our birds – they are thugs! They even broke the feeder in a battle for domination! I now have a better one which the big boys can’t hang onto so the little tiddlers get their fair share now. They still all do battle oN the other ones though! Bird table is starting to look very wobbly and wonky and somewhat off balance as a result! 😆😅🙃
Hilarious! This sounds like a northern version of The Holler! 😉 😉
Such beautiful photos of these hummers….lol…flawed humans, flawed creatures in nature.
Very true. Unfortunately humans create much more damage on this planet.
How territorial your little hummer king is. The urge to compete and dominate must be part of the genetic code. Perhaps the scarcity that happened during your absence made the urge more intense.
Well the feeders stay up when we’re gone. But his behavior may well have gone unchecked for a long time and become entrenched. I started moving the feeders as soon as I saw what he was doing. If this had happened earlier, the behavior may have been less embedded.
Love your excellent pictures of these beautiful birds, Cindy!
I was just loving your photos yesterday, so we are even! <3
Amazing photos (again!) Cindy– the sheen and detail of those feathers!! Beautiful. xo
All creatures great and small have such amazing beauty. Happy Sunday Rhonda~ <3
I bow to your astonishing skill with a camera. I felt I could touch it.
Awww, humbled, honored and grateful for you Kerry!
Oh my goodness, that series of photos is THE BEST!
how in the world do you keep up with so many comments? you too are THE BEST!
Awww, so kind of you and touched my <3. Thank you! I love chatting with my blogging friends and feel very honored they take the time to comment, so it is all just pure joy for me. <3
I love these shots. Our hummers have been a little scarce lately, not sure why, but hoping for their return soon….
Depends where you are and what the local conditions are. We have about twenty plus birds this summer which is about half of normal because there is so much nectar and bugs for them in the environment now that the drought has ended.
Nice. I live in Oregon. Usually we have a good amount at lease for the last four years but this year not so many. Feeders clean and fresh
Maybe you have some nearby feeders in operation that weren’t there before……
Excellent commentary at the end there! I love them but hummers are so territorial and aggressive. Maybe like chihuahuas (and other beings), they’re overcompensating for their diminutive size? 😉 x
Little Napoleons in feather and fur huh? I think you may be onto something……
Wow, if only….
I bet your photos would be incredible if you had them in your yard!
If only, if only………
I wish they would fly over to you!
Cindy, the photos are amazing and beautiful! We have been away for almost two months now, so I hope our hummers haven’t abandoned us completely! We do have cannas that I hope can sustain them with no feeders.
We have a Greedy George that dies the same thing! Wondering what he’s doing when we’re gone! 🌞
He is probably having to share the flowers which is good for him. You hummers will come back, quite quickly I would guess. Hope you are having a fascinating time!
Cindy, it is truly the trip of a lifetime…not that it is the last trip, by any means! 🌞
Yep. This is how it begins, and soon it becomes hard to determine what feels more normal, home or travel! <3
How about half and half? 😍😘🌞
Yep. That works really well for me. Although we really are home more than we travel.
I wish we had hummingbirds here in the UK… they are absolutely gorgeous. As are your photos!
Ahhhh, thank you so much! I wish you had them too & cheers to you!
Our hummers haven’t returned yet, Cuz. Yours are beautiful ! 🙂
I hope they get there soon. They have farther to fly!
OMgosh, your photo’s are just A-mazing Cindy! You really could, nay should, be published in National Geographic or something. Maybe you have been? The little Tyrant wanting it all might be taking lessons from the nightly news (wink). How frustrating for all the other little visitors to your feeders. Good luck with that. I’ve been watching two Robins chasing a squirrel through my yard for about a week. They must have their nest near by. He usually gives them the zip-hop-turn-around move and ends up in the feeder anyways. Then I, the voyeuristic gardener, cleans up all the twigs and leaves their scuttle creates. I feel like the maid out there some days, ha!
Well, definitely a servant, if not a maid, laughing! It’s such a privilege isn’t it, because you get to be accepted by the critters and they are so much more fun to watch than movies or TV! Speaking of TV, I don’t watch it, but I do read the news and watch news clips on my laptop, right by the hummer feeders, so you comments forced me to acknowledge, I am the culprit in the horrible hummer’s behavior. Just like teenagers and too much TV, I created a monster!!!! Laughing! Hugs to you dear one~ <3
In the world of peace there is always one to disrupt it and let us see how important that peace is to us. You are as much an animal whisperer as Art Wolff any day.
“In the world of peace there is always one to disrupt it and let us see how important that peace is to us.”
This is such a perceptive observation and so very true! Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
🙂 I’m getting old. These things just pop into my head now.
How wonderful is that!!! <3
He may be greedy, but he is really beautiful, especially when he’s snoozing! I have three or four hummer stations because the little critters are so incredibly territorial, although I’ve never seen this very interesting behaviour before. Thank you for your stunning photographs and always engaging commentary.
Yes, so you know what these little beauties are like! They do behave better with multiple spaced feeders!
The photos are stunning! I have not come near getting a good picture of one. We noticed that the hummingbirds on our feeder spend more time fighting than they did drinking too. Fiesty little rascals, they.
They are so fun to have as part of the family aren’t they! I think they kinda like being part of ours too. After all, we’re more polite!
I love your posts and your photos are so beautiful! Thank you for following me!
I love your blog too so visa versa 2U!
Thank you for your visit, Cindy. 🙂
That little greedy hummer needs to sleep and allow others to eat! I liked the ruffled feathers and the pretty way the feathers are illuminated! 🙂 Sweet hummers, usually chummers, may need to find a way to share. xo ❤🎆🌈
You should come visit The Holler Robin and tell them what you think! 😉 Happy Friday my friend~
I so appreciate your thoughtful comments & cheers to you!
Bellissimi primi piani fotografici di volatili molto speciali.
Grazie mille Silvia. Sei molto gentile. Vi auguro una Buona e Serena Pasqua დ
Grazie infinite, buona Pasqua anche a te
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