Monday, February 11, 2013

Ruffles

We are now hosting our very own Rufous Hummingbird. This little guy seems to have displaced Pierre, our beloved Ruby-throat, taking residence in the large crepe myrtle tree. Rufous hummers only winter in these parts, so hopefully Pierre will return when Ruffles migrates farther south. He's quite a character and we are enjoying his company however long it may be.
This is Ruffie's tongue. He may have been trying to catch an insect.


Showing off his green head.



Flashing his gorget.





35 comments:

Deanna said...

some great captures here...but I do hope your little Pierre does return..he was part of your family!!

Stephanie said...

What lovely photos! The first one with Ruffles tongue sticking out is amazing :) You are so talented with your pictures and it's always a pleasure seeing what you take.

Hugs to you,
Stephanie

EG CameraGirl said...

Super shots of the rufous hummingbird! I have never seen one except in photos. I especially LOVE the first photo. It made me smile.

Lynn said...

No doubt Pierre will be back. In the mean time this little one is precious. Have a wonder filled week, Gail

Carol L McKenna said...

Fantastic photography of one of nature's delights!

Carol of (A Creative Harbor) on blogger ^_^

TexWisGirl said...

cute little mite! can't imagine having hummers winter over. :)

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beauty!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I bet that tougue was for you and that camera to amscray and leave him be. YOU do capture GOD's creatuers in a delightful way that lifts my soul. I have not heard of this type of hummer, sure is pretty. We only have the ruby throated ones here.

woopig said...

That would be such a treat to have a hummer over the winter time. What a cutie!

Katie

Linda said...

Well, I like Rufous, but not if he's driving Pierre away. These are great photos. Capturing that tongue was quite an accomplishment.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Ruffie is certainly VERY photogenic!! If he only knew that lots of people would be admiring his tongue and him fluffing out!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He may be passing through,but it's a good chance ego get these lovely pictures.

Brian King said...

A very handsome little guy and beautiful photos!

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Fabulous birds.

Barbara Shallue said...

He's a cutie, but that Pierre was dazzling! I hope he returns! (Great captures!)

ladyfi said...

A lovely set of bird shots!

Stewart M said...

What a wonderful bird - I'd take a 1 minute view if at all possible -let alone have a resident bird!

Splendid.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

Hi Gail, it is always exciting to have a rare bird show up. And what a cutie! I love the hummers. Great shots!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You KNOW how I love birds and bird photography. These are absolutely marvelous Gail. The lighting in each photo is perfection.

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a handsome fellow; marvelous captures!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He's so cute. I love hummingbirds.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

It's amazing how you capture these pictures...wow

Jackie said...

Oh my Gail you know I love birds too! This little guy is just wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing him with us!

Happy day! :-)

Kathy said...

You hit the jackpot with the first photo! I wonder if that tongue curls up in the throat.

Gary said...

Just love to see these guys in trees. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous and informative photos as usual Gail! Always a joy to visit with you!

hootnonny said...

He a beaut!

Starla said...

I've decided that you must have the patience of a Saint in order to capture such incredible photos!

Chatty Crone said...

Looks at that amazingly long beak!

bailey-road.com said...

What a cutie! I can't wait for the hummers to return this spring.

Dana said...

Those are some great shots. What a cute bird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a little charmer!

Mitzi said...

so lovely a little fellow is he... ;-) xoxo

Georgianna said...

Hi Gail!

Such amazing photos.

I have honestly never gotten a good shot of our hummers and you just take winners all the time. I'm very impressed, as I think I say every time I see yours. :)

Our hummers stay all year and they are such a joy.

Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!

xp

G

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Too cool. The RTH should be heading back soon through here, but I haven't seen and of these. Lovely