A Gallery of Cats and Hummingbirds in the Garden

Both are welcome in my yard though I understand the risk.

Fortunately the hummingbirds prefer to be high in the trees above where they like to preen. (Click on the pictures in the gallery to enlarge.)

When they drop down to drink they are speedy and cautious, always aware of their surroundings, ever watchful of the photographer nearby.

The cats are fast too so I keep my eye on them.


They share the garden so it’s the best I can do. So far so good.

Sharing with Sunday Stills Challenge.

~ Susanne

31 Comments on “A Gallery of Cats and Hummingbirds in the Garden

  1. I adore how your cat is looking up with such hopeful eyes for a hummer treat, LOL! Your hummers are gorgeous as usual, Susanne! The ones in the trees perched look so much like the ones I captured in my former home’s small pine forest. Lovely garden and a great inspiration for us all!

    • Thanks so much Terri! I loved watching the hummers in the trees above the feeders! They were so busy preening and fluffing, then would come down for a drink and show me some color. And Benji doesn’t miss a beat!

  2. I hate to say it, but Summer Girl has caught at least 3 hummers over the past 12 years or so. I couldn’t believe she’d be that fast!

    • Ah.. shucks! 😑 Benji is a good hunter but I’ve never seen him catch a hummingbird. He did bring a dead mouse into the house last week though!

  3. You are comfortable with risk, aren’t you! I actually dreamed of a humming bird seeking me out and riding on my hand for a long ways last night. In real life though, i usually hear the but don’t see them. I officiated a wedding in the foothills this year where the group was ringed by flying humming birds going in a circle around us at the opening of the ceremony. It felt like good luck!

    • Interesting to dream of a hummingbird. And that was quite a special wedding to have hummingbirds drop by! I love all the birds that frequent my yard daily. I love my cats too. All my cats have had access to the outdoors and love the freedom. It’s a dilemma but most of the time they coexist peacefully.

      • I understand. We have similar issues, as our only way to peacefully coexist with our cats is to give them access to the backyard which we hang with cat proofing. But even then, my cats occasionally catch a bird. We collect it and take it to the wildlife rehabilitation group with a donation to pay for its care. 🤷🏻‍♀️What else can we do? They are who they are.

  4. It’s good that the hummingbirds fly so fast, and don’t settle on the ground. That must drive the cats crazy! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Yes, they are really are fast and soar so high that the cats hardly notice them at all. They seem to notice the bigger birds more.

  5. Pretty hummingbirds, it must be a delight to watch them! And I’m always happy to see Tiger and Benji in your posts, as you know 🙂

  6. Love the kitty pictures! I especially like the one of Tiger at the bottom right, where you can see his whiskers with the sunlight behind him! 😀🥰

  7. What a beautiful yard for all critters! I’ve never met Benji and Tiger, and they are both gorgeous kitties!!

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  9. Love your photos. My cat used to like to watch the hummingbirds but never tried to get them (well, that I saw)

    • Thanks so much! My cats seem to pay more attention to the larger birds not the hummingbirds, at least in my presence. Perhaps the hummers are so small and fast, it’s not worth the effort. 🙂

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