I say one (or three) because occasionally ours regularly takes time from his (or her) posing to chase off (or court) another.
Back to my efforts to capture the antics of Mr. (or Ms.) Speedy Bird. After noticing the hummingbirds, I put the telephoto on the camera.
And got the photos of the finches.
The hummer pretty much left the scene that evening. I sat and sat and sat, until I feared I might contract West Nile from the mosquitoes I was attracting. A few evenings later, there was a reappearance while I was out photographing…oh I don’t know, probably flowers in my yard? I popped off a few shots that weren’t great, but the best I could do with the light and the lens.
He likes Monarda.
Perhaps Mr. Speedy Bird thought to hide from the paparazzi in the lilac bush…
After vacation, my yard needed attending. What nine days without that routine walking around and checking and tending to will leave in its stead! Plants done blooming, new ones coming on, and weeds fully a foot tall where none had been before. I was glad to see this blooming, which I cannot for the life of me remember what it’s called. Maybe a penstemon? But I have it in 3 places in my yard, because 1) it’s orange, 2) it blooms in August, and 3) hummers like it.
Again, sometimes I just get lucky!
(notice those tee tiny feet...)Mr. Speedy Bird is sometimes Mr. Hanging Out At The Tomato Cages Bird.
He also like the delphinium which, interestingly, has a white bloom. I was under the apparently incorrectly impression that they were only attracted to shades of red.
And sweet peas are favorite, too.
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