Friday, September 14, 2012

My hummer

I am linking up with Green Day and Camera Critters and  I'd-rather-b-birdin

For my post this week I am showing my pretty female Ruby-throated Hummingbird. She has been terrorizing all the birds in my yard. She is one mean and tough hummer. She will chase off the larger birds like the Cardinals, Catbirds and the Titmouse. Any bird that comes near her tree or her feeder better watch out.

I am happy to still be seeing her here in my yard, it has been awhile since I have seen the male hummer and her mate. She stayed behind with the juvies and will be juicing up for her trip south.




I believe she will be heading south soon too, I will miss her dearly until she and her mate arrive back in my yard next spring.

These two Chipping Sparrows are being brave to sit in the hummer's tree. They better watch or she will swing that long pointy beak their way.


To see more beautiful photos and cute adorable critters, please visit : Green Day and Camera Critters.
Thanks to Fiona the host of Green Day and to Misty Dawn the host of Camera Critters and thanks to Anni of I'd-rather-b-birdin

I also want to thank everyone for stopping by to see my post and I wish all a very safe and happy weekend.

56 comments:

Lynne said...

Love your photos Eileen. The Hummer is wonderful . . . do you think she really will come back to your yard in the spring? I love that and hope!

Montanagirl said...

Love you Hummer photos! They are really territorial.

TexWisGirl said...

stinkin' hummers are so cute and ferocious!

rainfield61 said...

Such a cute bird.

I wonder they will fly over to Malaysia.

AnaCristina said...

Thank you for visit my green day post! I loved the birds! Good weekend!

Jen said...

Great shots of her! Funny that she's the yard boss!

Maple Lane said...

I love your photos of the hummers. Enjoy the weekend, Eileen.

Rohrerbot said...

Love these guys. Glad you've had the joy of having a hummer family being raised in your yard. What a treat to have them around:)

orchid said...

Dearest Eileen,
Lovely Hummingbirds with your beautiful pictures♡♡♡
Haha, she has been terrorizing all the birds in your yard. I wiish I could hear her sing. Have a wonderful weekend.
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

lenalima said...

Amo pássaros!
abraços!!!

Linda said...

The hummers are cute - I caught a few shots of some in the tree on Thursday. Didn't realize they were so ferocious, but I guess when you are that small, you have to be!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great hummer shots, Eileen. You must be using a nice telephoto, because these photos are excellent!

kulasa said...

beautiful, cute adorable critters! love that second photo most! looking up like praying...what pointed beaks it has..the sparrows are adorable too...makes me wish I were as light as a bird to sit on a branch with a friend or two and then fly across a sky such as that one on your lovely header :-)

Nancy Claeys said...

I think our hummers are gone for the season. Lovely captures Eileen. :)

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shot Eileen. She is a beauty.
Those Chipping Sparrows are very brave to be in her tree.

Nature Rambles said...

Wonderful shots of the hummers! A treat to see the birds in your yard!

Elaine said...

Wonderful shots! I saw a TV program on hummingbirds and they can be quite ferocious fighters.

Riet said...

That sounds like a smart bird , it would be nice if he comes back to you.

DIMI said...

Love you Hummer photos Eileen!
Wish you a lovely weekend!
Dimi..

Bob Bushell said...

A beautiful beautiful bird, let's hope that she will be able to return to you.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

I would love to have hummers over here in the UK, you pictures are stunning.

Claudia Moser said...

Sweet ;)

Sue said...

What a sweetie! Glad she's still around. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas!Ótimo fim de semana!beijos,chica

Lisa said...

I had no idea hummingbirds behaved in that way - you got some great shots!

Happyone said...

Great shots of your little feisty hummingbird!

ladyfi said...

What delightful shots of 'your' hummer.

Val said...

These little hummer can pack a punch. Great shots and hope you have a wonderful day!!

confusedmind said...

Great shots for one more time.Thanks for sharing!
Have a nice weekend

Carletta said...

Such sweet little shots of her Eileen!
I have had one in my yard but I rarely see her and as of yet she's eluded my camera. She doesn't come to the feeder often for some reason. I don't have anything in bloom in my yard. I haven't seen a male all summer. I hope she makes it back next spring.

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots of your lovely little hummingbird.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, how wonderful to have a hummer in your yard! I didn't realise they could be so aggressive! Hope she returns next year.

Al said...

What a pretty bird, she doesn't look mean!

Chloe Grice said...

Gorgeous shot of the hummingbird! She's lovely, you're very lucky to have her as your neighbour! Hope she comes back to you next year x

Adam Jones said...

Great to see the hummers. One of my favourites.

Timeless said...

I really miss hummingbirds. It seems so odd to have all these flowers and no hummers

Gary said...

Love those Hummers!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful capture Eileen.

SandyCarlson said...

Your hummer is a stunner! And the sky shot amazes.

Gillian Olson said...

It is pretty amazing to see them defend their feeder and the space around it from much larger birds.

Lighthousegal said...

You captured the little hummers so well. They are so small it is hard to do that at times. I love trying though and get a decent shot every now and again.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures showing the hummingbird.
Hanne Bente

Phil said...

Love those hummer shots Eileen and I am amazed at your description of how aggressive she is towards large birds. Sh'll be back sooner than you think and in the meantime you can enjoy all those winter birds.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice shots. It always surprises the amount of rage that can be bottled up in small birds!

Thanks for the multiple comments - my busy is over, all I have to do now is empty my inbox!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

jabblog said...

It's surprising that such a beautiful little bird should be such a bully. I hope she comes back next year:-)

Tiago Braga said...

Lovely colors and bird, well done =)
A beautifull photos

Pia said...

Lucky you to have this beautiful hummingbirds in your yard!

Jenn Jilks said...

Our hummers are gone! I'm so happy to share yours!!!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Danielle said...

I am definitely going to plan my garden around hummingbirds next year...now that the butterfly garden is doing wonderfully. I love your 'hummer' shots...they are quite exquisite birds.

Ellie said...

How lovely to have these gorgeous birds in your garden. I hope they come back to you next year.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Nice shots of the hummers. I love that shot from below. Yes, our little visitors will soon be heading South for the Fall and Winter. I have a new feeder which I'll put up for Spring. Have an excellent coming week! I so enjoy your posts!

SizzleandZoom said...

Amazing photos. I've been trying to get shots of my hummingbirds for ages and I can't get a good close up. You are a great photographer.

Red Nomad OZ said...

I'm so jealous of your beautiful hummingbirds! We don't have them downunder - although we DO have plenty of other amazing birds!!

Michelle said...

Awww...♥ the hummers!

Anni said...

You always know just what I'm going to post, but it's true....I love your bird photo captures. Always so well presented and composed beautifully!!!

Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this weekend. I'm a little behind in paying my visits as I had a very busy weekend and wasn't online much!!! Your sharing is always much appreciated!!

Marie said...

Hello, Eileen!

Thank you so much for visiting my first Camera Critters post! I used to live in Maryland, once in Bainbridge and later in Annapolis, as my Dad was in the Navy. Most of my childhood was in those two venues. Your hummer is amazing! These are beautiful pictures of her. I hope she stays in your yard a while longer! Have a great week!

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