Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hummers, The Last Hurrah!!

All of a sudden they came one day, they surprised me and entertained me!! I would watch them for hours. Their feeding habits were predictable. I actually got to know them by the patterns in their feathers.


Female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
She came 4 - 5 times per hour...
often staying for a minute at a time!!


They stayed, they posed...
even though I was standing right there!!

The girls finally introduced me to the boys!!!!!


Male Ruby-Throated Humming Bird



They are gone now. I will miss their pitched chips and twittering!!

Now what will I do with all this time?!?!?




Please stop by to view all the amazing photographs of our feathered friends!!!

30 comments:

  1. these are the best shots i've seen you post here. spectacular!!!!! so full of character, perfect detail, and beautiful!

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  2. The pictures are fantastic.I am sure you will find something to fill those hours and the Hummers will return.

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  3. Fantabulous shots Debbie! They will be back next year, you are obviously preparing their favorite nectar!

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  4. Debbie...you have outdone yourself with these shots. Fantastic!

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  5. Wonderful shots of the hummers, Debbie! I will also miss my hummers when they leave.

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  6. Maybe they will stop by my place. Hugs! Bonnie

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  7. I cannot tell you just how much I enjoyed all of your hummingbird photographs this summer Debbie. It was even more special to watch them making friends with you!

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  8. Amazing shots of these little guys. Are they just passing through? I've been thinking about getting a hummingbird feeder but I wasn't sure if I'd get any of them to show up..

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  9. Wow! You got so close to that hummer!

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  10. Mine were here just yesterday -- wondering if they are gone now that we are in for a couple of days of 50-60 degree weather.

    Once-in-a-lifetime shots, Debbie. You did good, girl!

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  11. Debbie, you just keep getting better and better! I can't begin to imagine what's next :0

    These are so crisp, clear and detailed. Too bad we'll have to wait for Spring to see them again.

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  12. What wonderful photographs! You have something to look forward to next year!

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  13. Great photos! I've never seen such good close-ups. Mine only stayed a day. I was devistated. They used to come in May and stay until August. Great job on the photos.

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  14. Wow! Debbie, these are just outstanding! Great details of your girls and boys. I too am sad of their leaving. I have two girls hanging around still. Soon they will be gone.

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  15. Nice going Debbie! I know you'll miss the hummers. It has been an off year around these parts for the little guys too though I have seen a few the last couple of days around the gladiolas. I am pleased you came away with such stunning shots from your remarkable session. My turn next please!

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  16. Great photos of those wonderful little birds. They certainly put on a show for you as they posed so nicely.

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  17. Our finches have been gone for 3 weeks...today some were back...I think that will be it too!

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  18. Hi Debbie...I jumped over from another blog ...your blog name caurhgt my eye : }

    Your photo's of the precious little guy's are great ...especially like the last two !!

    I still am seeing the females,but the males have left and even the birding lists are reporting the males have gone hmmm curious!!

    Very nice blog!!

    Grace

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  19. Excellent closeups of the hummers, Debbie! I saw one just today flitting around my flowers and wondered how much longer they will be around.

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  20. Wow Debbie. Fantastic captures of these little beauties.

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  21. Lovely pictures Debbie, I'll miss not seeing them in your blog. Oh well, till next year then.

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  22. Absolutely amazing! I don't have hummingbird feeders, but I occasionally see them flitting around my flowers. But they never stay more than a few seconds. Maybe next year, I'll put out feeders!

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

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  24. They are so lovely, little treasures!
    I wish I could see one of them in real:)

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  25. thank you all so very much. i have received so much love and support here & 25 comments (and no one is related) woooohoooo, that's a first for me!!

    you guys ROCK!!!

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  26. It's my first visit her via World Bird Wednesday.

    What wonderful photos! It's clear that getting to know their habits paid off in allowing you to capture these great images.

    I'm on Long Island and I thought we didn't have them out here. I was proved wrong this summer and found a wonderful place to enjoy them. They don't come to my yard (yet) but a hummer garden is in the plan for next year.

    Kat
    http://inmydreamssfk.blogspot.com/

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  27. What wonderful closeup shots of your little friends! We're keeping the feeders out because we're getting the migrating Hummers.

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  28. Wow! Debbie I am so jealous... we don't have humming birds in the UK.
    Beautiful images of yours...many thanks for sharing.

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  29. Love your Hummer captures! I will miss them also.:)

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  30. Absolutely great photos Debbie. Especially the gorgeous ruby throat colours - spectacular.
    Your joy was infectious throughout their visits :D)

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