Saturday, September 19, 2015

Hummingbird Addiction




A north breeze brought cooler temperatures this morning and may have sent a signal to the hummingbirds that their time here is short. Or maybe they've known it all along. Their noisy drone at the feeders morning and evening has diminished, their chirps are spaced out, and the sugar water is going down a little more slowly.




I think they'll miss this beautiful place. After all, we have some of the cleanest air in the country, and this year, they have found a new addiction in the flowerbed, the dark blue/purple blossoms of Agastache 'Blue Boa'.




One female has taken possession of the plant; she dangles from the blossom like a Christmas ornament, sipping the nectar with her long tubular tongue...




...and attacking any other bird with the audacity to challenge her territory.
Fortunately for the others, she can't watch it all the time. 

When they're gone, we'll miss them, too, but at least, the vacuum left by their departure will be filled by a variety of migrating birds.



The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away.
May the name of the Lord be blessed.
Job 1:21




Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday


29 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

All gorgeous images of the Hummingbirds. Have a great weekend.

Nancy said...

The first and third shots of the hummingbird gal are incredible. They would be so lovely on note cards. I know you will miss them but glad you have others coming in to keep you entertained....

Ranten said...

Beautiful pictures!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shots!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Fabulous captures of the hummers and the flowers!

Faye said...

I love your hummingbird photos.

Marco Luijken said...

Hrello Connie,
What a fantastic shots you've made. Great this hummingbird.
Nice to see him with the beauitiful flowers around. Well done!!

Many greetings,
Marco

Lea said...

Fantastic photos!
We have fewer Hummingbirds now that we did a week or so ago. They've started their journey south. Amazing that they fly across the Gulf of Mexico to reach their Winter homes.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Connie, awesome post, I love the sweet hummers. Gorgeous photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Sharon said...

His name is blessed! Such a testimony of his greatness. Love these birds!

jeannettestgermain said...

Both of these humming birds regularly to our kitchen window (we have a feeder there), but haven't been able to capture them yet! Beautiful images!

Anita Johnson said...

Connie, these images are magical! Our bummers are coming less and less, time to take in the feeders for the year. I always miss them. I look forward to seeing your migratory birds!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful photos!
I'm also from the ozarks.♥ I've noticed their numbers are dwindling. - Sad remeinder that winter is approaching...

Janet said...

Lovely Shots!

Lisa Gordon said...

Connie, these photographs are gorgeous!!

Breathtaking said...

How lovely yyour captures are. Just beautiful!:)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Gorgeous shots! My hummers have all taken off. I love to watch them dive bombing each other- they are an incredibly fascinating bird to just sit and watch!

BumbleVee said...

Such beautiful photos....

Marcia said...

Such a beautiful set of photos. Hummingbirds have left here now.

mick said...

Beautiful little birds among the flowers. Great photos.

Karen said...

Oh wow, what great shots!

CountryMouse said...

The good thing is that they will be back later. Lovely photos, this really brings into perspective how tiny they are.

nattsyrransphoto said...

Absolutely wonderful photos!! Thanks for sharing :)

June Caedmon said...

Lovely images, Connie! We had an invasion of ruby-throated hummingbirds from the north last week, but they are all but gone now. My sweet man and I were in Eureka Springs last month. I enjoyed viewing the abundance of blooming plants that can grow there! Your blue boa is stunning! Have a wonder-filled week!

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos, Connie! Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

Stewart M said...

Great shots - there seem to be a lot of pictures of hummers on blogs this week - I'm very jealous!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

such beautiful, ethereal amazing captures! :)

Janice Adcock said...

Lovely shots. We liked to visit Rock Bridge Mill and watch the hummers while dining on smoked trout.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful shots- I love hummers, too.