Monday, May 15, 2006

Welcome back


The ruby-throated hummingbirds are back! This is admittedly not the greatest photo, but I could not let the opportunity pass me by. What an amazing creation, the hummingbird. So unlikely.

There is also a pair of yellow bellied sapsuckers causing a commotion in an old aspen tree near the house. Warblers are here, I have seen a Nashville warbler and heard a black-and-white warbler. I'm sure there are more.

8 comments:

PJ said...

Love it! Just like the other day I saw my first butterflyof the season...beautiful black one with yellow....
I like noticing things like that!

madcapmum said...

Hummers don't show up here for a while yet. They are really astonishing, aren't they? A couple years ago I was looking out the window and I saw what I thought was a big bumblebee, but it turned out to be a baby hummingbird! Just a blurry spot in my field of view.

BTW, we were talking to my inlaws in Northern Ontario, and there's still snow in the bush!

Floridacracker said...

We had that exact feeder for a few years.

pablo said...

I finally saw the first hummingbird at our feeder in Kansas City today. I suppose they've been around and I simply haven't seen them.

Deb said...

PJ- I just love noticing things like this!

Madcapmum- Snow in the bush? Yikes, I'm shivering! We're tiptoeing by the average last frost date here, but with warmth comes rain, too much of it.

FC- Did you have that exact warp in the bottle from someone pouring boiling-hot sugar water in it?

pablo- yeah, it's always a matter of chance. This time though, I was standing ten feet away, camera in hand, when I heard the buzz of wings. It doesn't get any better than that, blog-wise!

Pam in Tucson said...

Great photo! Ruby-throated hummers are just accidentals in Arizona, but I remember them from living back east. You have a wonderful richness of birds there - most of which I've never seen. Thanks for sharing them.

thingfish23 said...

You may choose to 86 this commnet in time, but I can't help saying it...

That hummingbird feeder resembles a big bong from that angle!

Deb said...

Pam- I'm sure you have many birds there that don't come around here too!

Thingfish- I certainly will not 86 this comment, it's the best thing I've seen all day! In fact, you've given me an idea...I mean, they'd never suspect a "hummingbird feeder"...;)

Good to see you around here. Slow day at the morgue?