Farewell to my beautiful little feathered friends! It was mid September when I took these shots in my back yard. They were buzzing around the feeder more than ever getting ready for their long trek south. I stood outside about 10 yards away from the feeder very still for about 15 minutes with my camera focused on the feeder. This is the first time I’d ever gotten really good photos of my humming birds.
About a month ago I was at my kitchen sink and noticed a humming bird hovering around my window. I couldn’t figure out why she’d be there as there are no flowers or feeders there. Then I noticed a spider web floating in the air and the hummingbird was tugging on it with her long beak. I know that they use spider webs for building their nests but I’ve never seen anything like that before. It made me curious why she’d be interested in the web this late in the summer, maybe securing her nest for winter??? Winterizing her nest???
These little creatures bring me so much joy:-) Safe travels and I’ll have plenty of nectar for you next year!