Stalking the Hummingbirds

They don’t seem to mind. I hide behind a nearby tree and wait for them to appear. Sometimes I wait in vain and when I return to the house they come and feed.  So who’s watching who?

Occasionally they indulge my passion – as payment for the food I guess.

These pictures are from our first few weeks of fall.

They’re Anna’s Hummingbirds and their dress is somewhat plain – until with a turn of the head, a flash of brilliant color appears.

~ Susanne

17 Comments on “Stalking the Hummingbirds

  1. I am always unreasonably jealous of hummingbird photos, as they are not native to Britain.
    Just lovely, Susanne.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Such a beautiful metallic purple color! I believe there are many more varieties in the West and we only have the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds here, so these are a treat to see!

    • Yes, I love the color! I’m glad you enjoyed them. 🙂 I’m pretty sure it’s the Anna’s variety though it can be hard to tell. They all seem to have similar features.

  3. We also have the Ruby-Throated, This year they had a field day with the hundreds of bright read cardinal flowers that self-seeded all over our yard.

  4. So cool! I just brought my hummingbird feeders in today to wash and refill them. (So far they are still in the kitchen sink 😬) I’ve been a terrible hummingbird “mom” lately and the feeders have needed filling for a couple of weeks! But now I’m inspired!

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