Sunday, August 23, 2009

More Hummingbirds from visit with Alice

More Ruby Throated Hummingbirds from my visit with Alice in Deer Lodge, Tennessee. Alice has counted 10 at one time at the feeder. And I believe it. They were buzzing all around us, sometimes chases straight through the porch. Glad I didn't decide to stand up right at that moment.
She just has one feeder too. So it doesn't take more to get more Hummingbirds. If she has more than one they just go to the 2nd one when the first one is empty, they prefer this feeder. So she just uses the one feeder, and fills it every morning. She uses 5 lbs of sugar every week. Wonder if she put them on a diet when the bags changed to 4 lbs.
She said last year her count was way down, but back up this year. I have never seen a small number at her house, I think she has more than 10, that is just the number she has been able to count as they hover around this one feeder.




And we all prefer the ones without the feeders in the photograph, but they are harder to photograph that way too.





Then one out of my archives, from my feeders in 2007. This one was taken with my Fuji point and shoot, but it is still one of my all time favorites.
Hope you have enjoyed the Hummingbirds, it will probably be my only post this year of the Hummingbirds since I don't have feeders up. If you didn't see it, please look at the post below, it explains why I don't have feeders.

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27 comments:

Dorothy said...

Hi Leedra,
Wonderful hummingbird pictures! The last one is my favorite! They are so hard to photograph, you were lucky to get these shots.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful pictures of a very hard subject. They are migrating through my area also.

Sunny said...

Fantastic pictures. I have yet to capture a photo of one!
Sunny :)

Dawn said...

Amazing!

George said...

Leedra, you got some great pictures of the hummingbirds. I've never had much success in capturing them.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great hummer photos, Leedra. I have a few at my house because I see them off and on at my feeders. BUT--I haven't gotten a picture YET.

Glad Alice doesn't have those BEES are her house.

Have a great Sunday and enjoy this wonderful weather.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

Little dazzling jewel acrobats! What stunning photos you have shared with us Leedra. Thank you.

Bird Girl said...

Congrats, Leedra! You sure did get some great pictures of these fast moving little things!

Jen said...

Simply gorgeous. I love them!
E-Gads about the bees. I don't blame you for taking your feeders down. :( how heartbreaking.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are amazing pictures.I too like the ones without the feeder,but all are great.
Blessings,Ruth

lisaschaos said...

These are GREAT! Such a challenge! Wonderful!

Betsy S. Franz said...

Beauitful! I will never tire of hummingbirds.

Rose said...

Leedra, aren't they darling??? You have some wonderful captures here.

Susie said...

Oh I love to watch them Leedra. These are great photos. I can't imagine seeing 10 at a time. We usually have 3 to 4 at the most.

Pam said...

Gorgeous photos. I have never seen that many hummingbirds at one time on a feeder before. No wonder Alice enjoys watching them. They are so beautiful.

Denise said...

Fantastic hummingbird pictures Leedra but after looking at your last post I can see why you don't have any feeders up.

Willard said...

I have really enjoyed your series on the hummingbirds. The flight shots are amazing!

lisaschaos said...

I was looking at these again and I must say I REALLY love the 4th one up from the bottom. I love how his little legs are tucked up and he's twisted, like a little dive bomber!

Tina said...

Oh my that was like watching a hummer airshow!! What great poses and action shots you got of those hummers!! That is a huge feeder...I can see why they are all attempting to feed there..it looks like a water tower of hummer food! :)

Darkspore said...

Such wonderful captures of the hummingbirds! Wish I can catch pictures of these too.

Connie said...

So beautiful. Those little wings just take your breath away. The long beaks are amazing. Great photos.

Mary said...

Wow...you realy captured how aerobatic they are! These are great and really stop the action of the wings.

Shelley said...

You caught some wonderful "freeze motion" shots of the hummingbird! I caught your post below - that's too bad that the bees invaded your feeder!!

dAwN said...

Great hummer series!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi, Just wanted you to know that I surely do miss you and your blog posts. Hope everything is fine with you and that you arte just staying BUSY.
Hugs,
Betsy

JKoenig said...

You must have had fun taking those pictures. I regularly have a couple of them at a time but never more than three. You got a great variety of shots. They are such little beauties!

Tina said...

I have about 5 that show up at my feeders but never at once...How cool would that be to have several feeding at one time!!!
Great shots of these little guys.. in so many different poses..
you must have had a good time snapping away!!

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