My husband and I were sitting on our porch last Tuesday, and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a flash of tiny wings hovering amongst the branches of the newly-planted Bottle Brush plant in our courtyard. The first hummingbird of the season had arrived, although it seems very early, especially with the unusually cool temperatures recently.
By the time I got my camera, he, or she, was gone, so I didn't get a picture that day. I hoped he would be back and, sure enough, late yesterday afternoon he visited us again.
This time, I was able to get a couple of really fuzzy pictures (taken from inside, through the glass on the porch door), but at least I captured him (or her) so I could record the little ruby-throat's arrival.
I made some hummingbird nectar (one part sugar to four parts water -- NO food coloring! Boil to dissolve sugar, and cool before filling feeders) and hung my new "chandelier" hummingbird feeder near the Bottle Brush plant so he can find it.
Here are a couple of UNfuzzy close-up shots of the Bottle Brush blooms. I'm sure he will prefer them, but at least he'll have a choice.
Hopefully, he, or she, will spread the word, and I will be able to get some good, unfuzzy hummingbird pictures soon. I can't wait!
Saturday, March 22, 2014
at 8:27 AM
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