June 8, 2007


After 2 days of trying to capture my little friends I finally got a few nice (enough) shots!

How irresistable is a hummingbird?

Too precious!

I put our our hummingbird feeder well over a month ago. I dangled it from the peg in the clothesline. What a mess, I had to re-wash an entire comforter because it got twisted up in the feeder and dreadfully sticky!

We noticed a hummingbird by our petunias on the porch so I made another batch of "food" (1 cup sugar to 1+ cup water, bring to a boil, cool, pour in feeder) and set it just outside the big back windows on top of the bee houses (the ones currently not in use as we don't keep our bees right outside the house of course!). Every few minutes someone now hollers "I see a hummingbird!" I tried for 2 days to try to capture these darlings on camera (thank goodness for digital). First the batteries died. Then every time I gave up, out flew another one! The children counted about 25 visits to the feeder in about 15 minutes and I couldn't get a shot! Quick little witty birdies. Finally I just perched myself in a chair and sat with camera ready. I won!

I was fascinated to learn that their nests are only about 2 inches in diameter! I (make that Sam) must find one of these needles in the haystack!


  1. How neat- those are great pictures!! What is it about glass feeders for h-birds?


  2. I love it!!! I have a whole bunch of pics on my blog. They're so beautiful.