Close up wonder of a hummer’s tail. (Tap to enlarge all photos).

Hummers can hover and fly backwards.

Their tongue is longer than their body and rolls up when not in use!

They can flash their colors at will.

Hummers are joy in the garden!

The world’s smallest bird,

is quite brave,

and not afraid of humans.

Cheers to you from The Holler Hummers~

210 thoughts on “Fanfare~

  1. Wow!! I can’t wait to show these photos to the children at school. We just read a book about a ruby-throated hummingbird and its annual migration to Mexico. Thank you, Cindy.


  2. Wait, what? I had no idea! For years I have had the company and pleasure of hummingbird families each spring, making their home on my patio, arriving early for a little urban renewal and nest work, and departing after the last chick leaves the nest. I have observed them for hours and had no idea they could flash their colors at will! They tap on my window while I work and I see small bits of mostly turquoise and pink areas. So fascinating to know they can do this! Thanks!


      • They do tap and then hover as we are only a foot apart and I always wonder what they are saying. After the chicks hatch, I can sit quite close and observe as they are fed. They don’t mind at all. It’s sort of sad when the both chicks leave the nest, but I know they will be back next year. Thanks for the fun 🙂


  3. The other day we saw a hummingbird in our back yard, up close and personal. And yet your photos are more impressive than what we saw with our own eyes. You have a unique way of capturing life, thank you for sharing it (and all the interesting information about hummingbirds, too!).


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