Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ruby

The first ruby-throated hummingbirds began arriving a couple weeks ago and we are thrilled to be hosting again. The feeder shown below was purchased at Wild Birds Unlimited. It's got two parts only, the red top lifts right off, so it's a breeze to keep clean. Ruby approves.





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47 comments:

Andy said...

Beautiful photos.

Merisi said...

Such beautiful hummingbird captures, I am smitten!

The feeder looks really nice and good to know it is also practical.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

can't wait until they return to VA. snowy today. hummingbirds another day. i guess. ( :

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

We'll need to get out of the below-freezing temps at night in order to hang our feeders. Fabulous captures Gail! xo

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Hummingbirds make it impossible not to smile :)

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

She's a sweetie! Looking forward to the spring migration. Good to know they are on the way. Dianne

Stewart M said...

Saved the best for last!

So, pleased I have now seen hummers as well!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Dział Przyrody MŚO said...

Excellent photos!
Greetings from Poland

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

These are sensational, Gail. I think #4 is my favorite, but that could change the next time I go through them. :) Beautiful work.

Evelyn S. said...

I think I might have to look at a feeder like this...although we are at least 3 weeks away from hummingbird arrivals, I would guess. Terrific hummer photos, Gail!

Anvilcloud said...

Nice shots. In my limited experience, they don't often sit pretty for pictures like this.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful photos of the hummer! Can't wait until they arrive here.

rainfield61 said...

"Hummingbirds make it impossible not to smile".

Such a nice saying.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I just love these hummingbirds!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Amazing little birds!!

Stephanie said...

Such sweet birds - I can't wait until they arrive here in the Rockies although it will be a little while :) Lovely photos, Gail. Hugs to you!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! You must have a powerful lens to capture those wings in closeup like that!

Karen said...

What gorgeous little gems they are! Superb captures Gail.

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous! love your little posers!

i've hung a feeder but haven't seen any here, yet.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

beautiful creatures

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Love the hummers and this is a cool feeder. I'll have to find one!

hootnonny said...

Ruby's a looker. She's wearing my favorite color.

Love the last one!

Ela said...

Oh, so wonderful photos !
Greetings

Charlotte Wilson said...

Glad to know that they are back. Now I need to find a feeder like yours. The ants kept getting into our feeder last year.
And the rats are back eating our bird feed. Yuk! We have been taking them in at night.

Love your shots, especially the last one with the wings in motion!

Shey Wicklund said...

Just gorgeous! They're my favorite birds.

Shug said...

glad you posted this...I need to go in there right now and get my feeders out. I am not very good at remembering to do this. Great photos of the beautiful Hummingbird.
You did good!!
shug

Jeanne said...

Beautiful!! I love the way you caught the wings in the last one.

Debbie said...

WoW, stunning!! Send her up to me!!

DeniseinVA said...

I love hummingbirds and am in awe of these photos.

Tricia said...

What a pretty bird! It's feathers look kind of iridescent.

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, lucky you! They are so darn cute.. They would not like the snow here. Enjoy your week!

Anita Johnson said...

These are some of the most beautiful hummer pictures I have seen. I think it will be awhile before they show up here...it snowed again last night!

Michelle said...

Awwww....I just love seeing them :)

Brian King said...

Holy crap! We'll be lucky to see hummers by July. Great photos!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

It will be awhile before we see hummingbirds!

Deanna said...

A little bit of heaven flying!!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautifully captured. I put mine out every spring, but have never seen one. I only see them during late summer during migration. :(

Betsy Finn said...

Love hummingbirds. Looks like a nice feeder!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Ruby is beautiful! It looks like he has jewels all over his feathers. None around here yet.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous captures. I spotted a little hummer outside my window today, investigating a stepladder! I'm going to try to get one of those feeders.

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness, These are such amazing shots. I LOVE hummingbirds. And I Love to try to capture photos of them but mine don't hold a candle to your shots my friend.

Hugs~

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness, These are such amazing shots. I LOVE hummingbirds. And I Love to try to capture photos of them but mine don't hold a candle to your shots my friend.

Hugs~

Mitzi said...

Are you pulling from the archives again sweet Gail? OMG....LOVE that last shot! xoxo http://simplysouthernblogger.com/where-the-thistle-grows/

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh lucky you -- how I would love to host these guests! That is a neat feeder.

catskillblogger said...

What a darling.

Helma said...

This bird is a dream to give ever allowed to photograph.
Unfortunately, in the Netherlands there are no programs for hummingbird.

Donna said...

Oh you have made my heart flutter