Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hummingbird at Rest

Was surprised to find her sitting for so long.
Then I learned they are very territorial
and often perch to guard the area.
In this case it was a large juicy RED Gladolia.
The ruby-throated are the only hummingbird
east of the Great Plains in the U.S.
Except for the Rufous which sometimes appears
in the Gulf and South Atlantic States.
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  1. Yes. they run other Hummer off.
    RE: Gray....why is it that OUR shade of hair looks so much better on MEN than on US...????

  2. Hello Gayle, I love the sweet hummers. They do not seem to perch for long, they have endless energy. Great mosaic! Happy Monday, enjoy your week!

  3. I love it when a bird agrees to pose for the camera!

  4. Wonderful subject and photos...they are just so cute.

  5. You were lucky to have a hummer rest long enough to get these fabulous photos Gayle. I'm smiling at BJ's comment about gray hair - quite a topic of discussion around blogland.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  6. I'm still trying to get a hummingbird photo. I wont give up! Great shots!!

  7. Indeed they are territorial. It's fun to watch them protect their territory - it's like an old WWII movie involving war planes buzzing each other.
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    1. Good analogy. Before I read up on them I thought the two were playing and they did seem like two stunt planes dipping and diving.

  8. These are great shots! I just love hummers and watch them guarding often. Soon in fall I will see many taking longer breaks as they fuel up for the long journey home for winter.

  9. Great shots. I didn't know hummingbirds could be territorial, but I've noticed one sitting for a longer time than normal on the butterfly bush we have.


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