This is not the post I had planned for today, but I was so excited to see our first hummingbird yesterday that I just had to share it. My parents, who live in Louisiana, saw their first hummer Saturday, so I put my feeders out Sunday afternoon and within a few minutes, sure enough ... this little guy was happily slurping away at the nectar.
He stopped to rest in our Lilac Chaste Tree for a minute, and I caught him with his beak open ...
Bless his heart — I'm not sure where he spent the winter, but he didn't look like he had missed too many meals. Look at how "fluffy" he is!
I took this last picture from a different angle, and kind of like the "silhouette" effect.
Hummingbirds are very entertaining, and I look forward to capturing many more pictures of ours this summer ... and, hopefully, my pictures will improve with practice!/p>