A Photoshoot with the Hummingbirds

I love my Anna’s Hummingbirds and it’s been a while since I featured them. So yesterday I scrubbed and refilled their feeders with fresh sugar water and sat to watch as they dropped by.

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The male Anna’s is the only hummer in the U.S. with a red crown.

When he poses just so, the handsome little bird lights up like Dorothy’s slippers.

Who could resist?

~ Susanne

27 Comments on “A Photoshoot with the Hummingbirds

  1. Beautiful birds and you’ve captured some great shots of them, especially the one coming into land with legs outstretched!

  2. Always a delight to see your hummingbirds, Susanne. And you capture them so well too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. My Hummingbirds are having a blast – speeding down our path to the feeder, dancing up a storm and chasing each other in a stylized mating ritual…I love these birds!

  4. What beautiful photos! I’m amazed at your skill to capture these little birds! I always end up with just a blur and a smudge!!

  5. The Anna’s Hummingbird is quite distinctive looking with its red crown. We get about four varieties of hummingbirds where we live, but the Anna’s is the predominant one.

    • I only see the Anna’s in my yard. They’re here year-round. The ruby red head is beautiful when you catch it just right. I saw Allen’s Hummingbirds at my brother’s home in Southern California and they were really beautiful too.

  6. So beautiful. Thank you for the daily serving of gorgeousness. I get pretty weary of all the bad stuff happening here and abroad – then like magic I get another post in my email! Seascapes. Landscapes. Flowers. CATS!! And hummingbirds flaunting scarlet crowns. Love it love it love it. It is amazingly restorative to see (and metaphorically deep-breathe-in) your beautiful photos.

  7. I am quite sure that by now the word is out that you are taking their pictures. Clearly they are now posing for the camera. Any day expect one of them to knock on the door requesting copies of your photos to send to their relatives in Connecticut.

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