Hummingbird pics this morning

dyhgarden(7b)July 13, 2008

One of our little friends was enjoying the Black & Blue Salvia this morning. We have 3 feeders, but we have a huge garden full of agastache, salvia, buddleia and other hummingbird favorites.

Cameron

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hummersteve

One things for sure you cant go wrong with salvia black and blue and any other salvia, agastache, etc that have tubular/trumpet shaped flowers as far as hummer use goes.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2008 at 12:03PM
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lorna-organic

What type of hummingbird is that, Cameron?

Lorna

    Bookmark   July 13, 2008 at 3:37PM
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dyhgarden(7b)

Lorna, that's a female ruby-throated hummingbird. The only kind we really have around here. Once in awhile, a rufous will show up in NC, but I've never seen one.

Cameron

    Bookmark   July 13, 2008 at 4:05PM
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dyhgarden(7b)

More pictures this morning...it was cloudy. The female kept chasing off the male! I was out in the garden with my greyhound and there was quite a lot of activity! I had to run back inside to get my camera. These aren't very clear because I pushed the limit on my point-n-shoot digital. I didn't have time to find my son's SLR.

The hummers love the red salvia, tall verbena and crocosmia.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2008 at 4:40PM
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lovefornature(5B IL)

Thanks for the great pics....I love to see hummers and get ideas on what to put in a hummer garden :)

    Bookmark   July 15, 2008 at 1:20PM
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carolinagirl13

that is sssssoooooooo awesome!!!!!!!! how did you get that pic. of ALL thoughs humming birds...i

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 9:33PM
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dyhgarden(7b)

I can count on the hummers at certain times of the morning, afternoon and evening. I go out with my camera in the mornings when the light is better and sit on a bench waiting for them to get within zoom range of my lens. It doesn't usually take too long!

My husband and I sit on the front porch in the evenings and watch the hummers dart around the front garden.

Cameron

    Bookmark   July 17, 2008 at 6:10PM
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