|May 4th...up before the hummingbirds arrived|
One of my favorite birds is the hummingbird. I have loved watching these tiny birds for as long as I can remember, and the one thing I always do is get a feeder put up before they are due back from their migration south.
They are a tricky little bird to get photos of, and my frustration mounted through much of May, as it seems like every time I tried...and "almost" got a photo...they were gone again. I think that what eventually helped was my being on the back deck, where the feeder is located, so often that they became accustomed to my presence.
But only if I didn't make any sudden movements.
Finally...on May 20th, I managed to get my first shots of one, it was a female who didn't seem to be intimidated by my presence at all. She came often, as you will see in the following photos...
|May 20th, 5:42 a.m...I was ready with my camera!|
|She moved around the feeder to another 'flower'|
|Sipping the nector...5:50 a.m.|
|A bit wary...but not afraid|
Whenever I go out onto the deck, I take my camera with me now, always looking to get the next shot, regardless of what kind of birds might be present at either feeder. Later in the day of May 20th, I managed just this single shot...
The next day, a female was again back at the feeder, but I have no idea if it's the same one or not, as I have seen several darting around at the same time.
|She knows I'm there...|
|Is she ignoring me?|
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