Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Humming along

 Over the past week, 
the hummingbirds were only showing up once or twice a day.

 And most times it was just the little girl.
But ...

 yesterday and today
the boy has been showing up.
Maybe they are a couple!


Whatever ... 
I'm just glad they are coming around a lot more.
So far today, they've been feeding like every 15 minutes!

It's been sort of a bird frenzy in the back yard today.
Cardinals, Blue Jays, Starlings, Doves, Finches, Chicadees, Sparrows, Woodpeckers ...
all battling over the feeders.
Gorging!
Such a frenzy.

But back to the hummingbirds.


I bought this feeder over the weekend thinking it rather attractive and thought my hummingbirds would think so too.

Not.

So far, they have not even stopped to check it out
even being near the other 2 feeders.

And yet, 
the ants sure have been checking it out.
 ~ ~ ~

Hope your week is going well.
I've got to redirect a bunch of black ants!
Later, my friends,

 ~sharing with~

46 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i think we only have 2 hummingbird couples here this summer.

JillsyGirl Studio said...

they're probably saying "keep it simple, stupid"....not you, that is, just the feeders! ;-)

Maki said...

Great shots of the hummies. They are so beautiful!!!
Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Maki

Sandra said...

the photos look like beautiful stained glass.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Lucky!!!! I've only seen ONE, a female at that. If I saw a ruby throat I'd have to put my camera on a tripod because I'd be shaking with excitement. lol Love the images you captured of these fascinating birds.

Brian Miller said...

the hummingbirds are so cool...and delicate....shame on the feeder...maybe they dont like red? smiles...

Michelle said...

I "LOVE" these!!! I posted hummingbirds today, too.

They are the sweetest little birds...except the males when they're cracking me up with their territorial wars. :)

Sylvia K said...

I do love your hummingbirds! They're so beautiful -- and they're obviously pretty picky if they don't like that lovely new feeder!! Lovely, lovely captures as always, Reena! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

My Journey With Candida said...

I wonder what it is about the new feeder they don't like. Gotta be something. Maybe the holes aren't right for their bills.

Country Girl said...

Oh, that feeder. I didn't get the same one. The one I bought was tiny.

But Reena - your hummer photos!

* gasp *

Awesomeness to the max.

Do I sound like a surfer dude? Or maybe I've been listening to too many high school kids here at school . . .

Ginny said...

What wonderful photos!!! I love the new feeder and thought I should look for one like it. Surely it is screaming GET YOUR NECTAR HERE. I cannot imagine why they are not using it, except maybe they are sticking with what they already like.

Betty Manousos said...

awww!

they are about the prettiest of birds they are!

love your shots, every single one.

xo

Hilary said...

Lovely captures. We're enjoying the hummingbirds around here, also.

Monica said...

A very exotic bird for us here in Norway! Wonderful shots of this beautiful bird!
Have a nice evening:)

Lois Evensen said...

Your hummers are a lovely couple. :)

That's a beautiful new feeder. It's a shame they haven't discovered it yet, but I have a feeling they will eventually.

We have a huge trumpet vine that goes way up a tree. It's fun watching the hummers up there.

mick said...

Beautiful photos of the Hummingbirds. We don't have anything like that out here in Australia. It must be great to watch and photograph them.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

A lot of my birds seem to have disappeared, :0( Hope they come back soon. Guess grubs and wormies are more interesting than my birdseed and suet.

joo said...

They are so pretty, these little fellows!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Lovely pictures -- your yard is alive with birds, wow! Funny how hummers are so particular about which feeders.

Adam Jones said...

Ver nice birds.

Gary said...

Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jill said...

Oh Reena..these are just stunning! I wish I could photograph mine but since I can't, I'm thankful that you share your beautiful shots!

bon bon said...

charming pair!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh the money we spend on fancy feeders and when it comes right down to it, they don't care on bit. Great shots.

Evelyn S. said...

I'm totally envious of the view you have of your birds....and after seeing a photo of your back "patio" on Daryl's blog, I'm totally envious of that, as well. ;-) LOVELY images of the hummers.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous captures of the hummingbirds. They are just the cutest birds. Thanks for sharing, have a great week ahead.

Pat said...

Beautiful captures!

Jeannelle said...

Nice shots and photo work!

Barbara said...

Love your hummers!!

rainfield61 said...

It looks like these hummingbirds are fond of your "red wine".

Ivanhoe said...

They are so precious! Maybe one day I will have a pair of mine :)

Rohrerbot said...

First off...great shots!!! Second, I had to laugh....we humans love the fancy hummer stations....I'd hang them up and no one would visit....then I purchase a regular hum drum one....and they came in the droves! The answer is stick to the plain ol' feeder...they're cheaper:) I'm hoping to capture this particular hummer soon.

S. Etole said...

I've heard a hummingbird whiz by my head a couple of times but not been able to it land anywhere yet. Your photos are so clear.

Daniel LaFrance said...

They're absolutely gorgeous and fun to watch.

Fantastic captures!

Kerri said...

WOW - you got some GREAT shots!!!!

Daryl Edelstein said...

damn those hummers .. where the heck were they this weekend? slacking off I guess ... sigh ... I dont know why they dont love the new feeder, I do.

islandwonder said...

Excellent shots. So crispy and colorful.

Gillian Olson said...

Hummingbirds are amazing to watch, enjoyed seeing yours, thanks for sharing

ladyfi said...

Oh, so very gorgeous! I've never seen hummingbirds in real life.

Linda R said...

Such great photos. Oh yes the Ant here love our feeder. I had to be strategic on where to put the feeders so the ants couldn't get it..

Hugs~

Madi and Mom said...

LOL Reena...your hummers are kin to mine. They do not like change. One year I put out a new feeder...and I declare Mr. come up to the dining room window flapping his wings and sticking his tongue out at me.

I put the old one back pronto.

Your pictures are beautiful.
Hugs C

Nancy said...

Mine seem to be mia right now. Hmph!

Dianne said...

wow! you got some great shots
my neighbors gets lots of hummers but they seem to leave when I'm around, I try not to take it personally

Liz said...

Beautiful shots Reena! The clarity is wonderful. I managed some flight shots for my post for WBW this week but not like this... yours are great.

NatureStop said...

Reena, WOW!!! love those hummingbird shots!!!I think that new feeder is indeed attractive.Enjoy your weekend!

Shantana

Hilke Breder said...

Excellent shots, Reena! I always miss out on hummers, but you are good at it! Takes skill and patience.