I must have let the feeders run dry. I saw the hummers land first on one, then the other before flying away. Sorry about that boys. I ran into the house to make the sugar water and cooled it quickly in the freezer.
I washed the feeders, refilled and hung them, then hid in the shed nearby to watch. The hummers returned within minutes. Swoop. Drink. Reverse. Hover. Repeat.
And yes, that was the same little hummer, alternating between ruby red and black. Quite a costume change and I don’t know how it’s done. Isn’t it marvelous?
Beautiful photos! ❤️☺️
Thanks so much!
You have nailed the art of capturing those hummingbirds on camera. Well done, Susanne.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you so much, Pete! I’m glad you like the photos! I’m happy with them but still see room for improvement. Fortunately I have daily opportunities to practice! 🙂
You got some terrific photo of these little guys 😀
Thank you so much! I love watching them! 😍
Wonderful pictures ! Is the color change caused by the way their feathers reflect the light ?
Their feathers are iridescent and refract the light differently from different angles. When I read about iridescence it got too technical for me so I prefer to think of it as magic! 🙂
I mix sugar and cold water and put it in – no collins needed…no one has complained yet!
Interesting! I’ve always boiled the water before adding and mixing the sugar. Your way is easier, I’ll try it next time!
You are probably doing it right, but they seem happy!
WOW. Great photos!
Thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed them! 😊
All the same bird?! Wow!
Yes, its amazing when the flash of red happens. So gorgeous!
Awesome photos as usual! Hummingbirds are so cute too!
Thanks! I never get tired of watching them.
Thank you! 😊
Beautiful pictures of the hummers! Keep on boiling your water, Susanne, it removes impurities that may harm the hummingbirds, they are very delicate little birds.
Good to know Thanks 😊