Daily Archives: September 7, 2015

Those Little Hummies

Although I’ve kept two hummingbird feeders filled since early in the summer, they have definitely seen much more activity in the past week or so.

A very knowledgeable source (my friend, Donna) tells me that it’s because our tiny feathered friends are storing up energy for their long trip south.  One recent afternoon, I noticed one of the hummers, not at the feeder, but on a nearby hydrangea branch.

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These pictures were taken through our bedroom window. I wish I could have gotten clearer shots.

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Because I took these pictures several different times over the course of the afternoon, I thought it was the same little hummie. When I uploaded the photos, I realized it was actually two different birds. Since this one doesn’t have the red throat, I’m guessing it’s a female…?

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Those little wings will soon be covering many, many miles.

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Safe travels, my little friends. We’ll be waiting for you next summer. (Sniff, sniff…)

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