Monday, February 24, 2014

Hum Along With Me

We have more hummingbirds than we've seen since we put up the feeder.   They are putting on their little sword fights outside the kitchen window and it's just delightful to watch.   I'm sure the males are trying to impress the females.      I looked out the other day and saw a new beauty flying around and trying to get a drink.   He is an Allen's hummingbird with much different colors than our usual Anna's hummers.   




Isn't he pretty?   When he flies and fans his tail, it's bright orange.   I hope he brings friends with him, but I haven't seen much of him so he may just be passing by.   Anyway, a second feeder is going up soon and we've stocked up on some sugar since they are very very thirsty/hungry.

We've continued to enjoy beautiful sunny days in the 70's.   Hey, if you're not having Winter, you might as well have nice weather, right?   All the weather people now say that the storm door has opened (a persistent high pressure ridge has given way to low pressure, to be technical) and rains are coming in this week.   And gale force winds.   While I don't love that part of it, we will take any rain we can get.

We went to Cambria again yesterday so here's a photo of the beautiful coast.   Honestly, I am in awe every time I am there.   Have a great Monday!



14 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Can we go to Cambria when I come to visit? Soon... very soon!

Tabor said...

Oh wow!! Such a stunner. You are so fortunate to have them visit.

TexWisGirl said...

just love your buzzers!

Comfypjs said...

That is one cool hummingbird. The ones I get look iridescent greens and blues. Been to Cambria and I can honestly say it is beautiful!

R. Mac Wheeler said...

so jealous. Beautiful humming bird.

Every time I look across the ocean, or even our gulf, I'm struck with awe.

A Quiet Corner said...

Well, there s usually a lookout...so perhaps you'll get more,...:)JP

Missy George said...

Beautiful pictures Denise..Love the Hummers..Early for them here...Great colors on those..How do you get such great pictures??? Special lens?? Camera?? Manuel settings ??

Lynne said...

Beautiful new hummer at your feeder. Wonderful photos Denise . . .

Lin said...

I love the hummers. I can't wait for warmer weather and seeing them come back. Such feisty little guys--I love to watch them battling for territory.

tailsfromprovence.com said...

How pretty! Thanks for sharing this little beauty with us :D

tailsfromprovence.com said...

How pretty! Thanks for sharing this little beauty with us :D

Daryl said...

he is quite handsome ... and so is the feeder .. i hope you get more visitors because selfishly i want to see more ....

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I bought a new feeder just the other day..I love hummers...I can't wait till they show up! I love your feeder- is it glass?

shirley said...

Wow, just beautiful! I love the hummingbirds. I love the 2nd photo - so much energy and movement!

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