Grandma Barb’s This and That

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Little Hummers

I finally got some good shots of the little Hummers.  I had taken down the feeder and replaced it with another feeder when it was so hot.  All that was coming to the Humming bird feeder were flies and wasps.  The other day I noticed a little Hummer flying around that feeder.  So I hung the Humming bird feeder back outside my kitchen window.  Here's the little guy ready to enjoy lunch.


A closer look


There are 4 for sure that are fighting over a spot.  There were 2 feeding here but by the time I snapped  a shot one was flying away.  You had see a little of him at the top of the photo.  The other is watching him leave.



I could stand and watch them all day.  It's especially fun to see the 4 of them fighting over a spot.  They don't seem to want to share.


You all have a wonderful weekend.
I am doing a rain dance.  Hoping some of the rain from Colorado comes our way.  We really need it.

Thanks for stoping and I'll see you next time
Barb

44 comments:

Beth said...

I love to watch hummingbirds!
You got some great shots.

We are in desperate need of rain here too.

Betsy said...

Great shots, I love watching these little birds, so cute and fun to see.
betsy

Lynn said...

SHOOT these are fantastic shots, that close up is stunning, lucky you hung the feeder back out-

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Good shots, indeed! These are beautiful pictures! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

TexWisGirl said...

these are great shots! so cute!

Vee said...

Very nice shots! It really helps the see the amazing design...such colors! You were a sweetheart to get the feeding station ready for them again.

Karen said...

Oh Barb, these are splendid!

Anni said...

Amazing. Love to watch them too. They most definitely ARE territorial. Great images of the hummers...one of my favorite birds!!

Gary Phillips said...

Mine are all gone now!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

Beautiful serie! So Nice to see!

Sally in WA said...

I love sitting and quietly watching the hummers. They can be a challenge to capture on camera sometimes!

Barb said...

I love watching them, took. I think mine have all gone - haven't seen any for a couple of weeks. I can't put a feeder out because of the bears, but they love some of my perennials. Great pics, Barb.

Debbie said...

ooohhhh the are just too sweet for words and super fun to watch!!

You got some AWESOME shots.....I didn't get many hummingbirds this year!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Great shots, Barb! I can never get good shots of hummingbirds around here. They are hard to photograph!

Hope you get some rain soon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Carole M. said...

how lovely Barb'. It's a shame when other 'things' bother a potential offering and your generosity. Hopefully the hummers stick around a while longer to enjoy; they're such a beautiful bird to see

Miss Kodee said...

Not easy to capture hummingbirds as well as you have! The only opportunity I have had to see them they were much too quick and gone even faster!

Nancy said...

Fantastic shots Barb! I saw our lone hummer yesterday... I believe he's getting ready to move on to warmer climates soon.

Judy said...

Wonderful shots! I think ours are gone now, haven't seen one in a couple of days.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

awww, what cuties. ( :
nice ones.

Blackberry Lane said...

Such pretty little jewels to watch. You got some wonderful pics.

Brian King said...

Fantastic shots! The detail is wonderful!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous shots! Magical little birds.

lorik said...

Both shots are beautiful. Lovely colour too!

Babs Richman said...

I love seeing Hummingbirds, but we didn't have any this year. You really got some good photos.

Andy said...

I can never seem to a got good shot of hummingbird like you have. They are so fast and by the time I get my camera up the are gone.

Mersad said...

Amazing close ups. These are hard to do and I myself never get them quite right, but you did an amazing job!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Shey said...

Love hummingbirds & I could watch them all day too. They are really fascinating. Fantastic shots!

Kathy McB said...

Wow, hummingbirds seem to be an elusive treasure for me to photograph....apparently I am the antithesis of the "Hummingbird Whisperer" as they avoid me like the plague as much as I try otherwise. They are such beautiful creatures, and you have photographed them fantastically!

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely shots. What amazing little creatures they are!

Amy Burzese said...

You did get some good shots of them. They are selfish little creatures.

Pamela Gordon said...

Barb, you got some really beautiful photos of the hummingbirds. They have left here last Monday with the setting sun I think as they were around all that day then gone the next. I haven't seen one since. Kind of sad. They do fight a lot and often don't share even though there are 4 ports on the feeders. They are so fun to watch so I'll miss them until next May. Have a great week Barb! Hugs, Pam

eileeninmd said...

Barb, sweet shots of the hummingbird!

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE it! Marvelously detailed shots... Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on Weekly Top Shot #100!

Michelle said...

Such great photos and the detail is excellent!

Pondside said...

There are always a few hummers that stay around for the winter, so we leave our feeders out year-round. They are such incredible little creatures, aren't they?

My Little Home and Garden said...

You got some great hummingbird photos, Barb. I can really see the detail.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Great shots, Barb! I love the hummers, but I've only seen a very few this year. I didn't get my feeder up this season. We've had so many kittens running around in the yard so that has been a factor, I'm sure.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Splendid close ups of these dear little characters.

EG CameraGirl said...

I hate it when the wasps think the feeder is theirs! You got some great shots of this little hummer.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Same thing happened here. Only the wasps and butterflies used the feeder. Then I changed the water with some I'd saved in the frig from the last batch and here they came. I think I only have 2 and they don't like to share. I've got almost the identical shots, but not as clear as yours. enJOYed getting up close.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Spectacular shots of these beauties!
I just love them & could watch them all day, too. ☺

Zoey said...

Wow, those are great shots, Barb! I miss my hummers--have only seen a couple this year. I am not sure if they have not been here...I have been working 9-10 hour days, so maybe they were here and I just missed them.

lorik said...

Stunning shots! Beautiful birds!

Genie Robinson said...

Our hummers are still with us though the butterflies appear to be gone. How we adore our hummingbirds. Buddy calls all of them Hector and Hector's Extended Family. We have feeders all over the place and do they get upset when we have to take one down to clean and refill it. Lovely shot. genie