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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

a hummingbird at my window


an early morning visit from a very small friend


I took these photos from inside the living room
and through the window screen


it was the first time I managed to watch her at
the feeders and flowers



sometimes staying far away is better

14 comments:

  1. Just magical Sandy. What a nice start to my day. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Thanks! We have enjoyed watching them this summer. You wouldn't believe how tiny the young ones are. So amazing that they can fly to Mexico and Central America.

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    2. I've seen a couple here on Vancouver Island, so lovely!!! The deer here are amazing too, in peoples yards, right in the city, every day. They are so beautiful and tame. :-)

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    3. I wonder if they spend the winter there? How cold does it get?

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  2. A sweet tiny visitor, Sandy! Last night, one tried repeatedly to get into our house by flying gently against the dining window. It's getting too cold here - I thought they had all headed south.

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    1. A female came to one of our hanging baskets this afternoon, but most of them are gone. One of my friends in upper New York state says she still has a few juveniles.

      The start showing in Maine in April when the nights are quite cold. We only have ruby throated hummingbirds here. There is a map showing where are in the spring and fall. I am sure you can find the same for your birds.

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  3. How dear! I am glad you still have some hummers! Their numbers seem to be diminished in my garden... but then, I didn't have as many as I expected all summer; the hummingbird feeder is usually vacant. I guess there is no replacement for Mexican Bush Sage as far as they are concerned, and my remaining transplant did not revive soon enough to make flowers!

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    1. I just looked up Mexican Bush Sage. It is very pretty, but would not last in my zone 5 garden. I have good luck with bee balm, and petunias, though.

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  4. Lovely photos of a beautiful visitor, I particularly like the first photo

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    1. That is my favorite, too. I like the background bokeh.

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  5. Dear Sandy,

    How lovely to see your sweet hummingbird and you did well to get such great photographs.
    Thanks for sharing
    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Thank you! I think that the early morning light added to the photos. If possible, that is when I like to do my photography.

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  6. so lovely
    I think it has been a week or two since i have seen a humming bird. Before that it was two weeks. Seasons are a changing.

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    1. We haven't seen any this week. I guess they are down in Mexico drinking margaritas by now! Maine is still fairly warm, but I guess that will change this weekend.

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