Posted in Pets & critters

WildLife Wednesday – The Guilt Feeder

We decided not to hang hummingbird feeders up this year. Then, the other day, whilst we sat on the back porch enjoying a nice early evening breeze, a female Ruby Throated hummingbird flew in and hovered in the exact spot that we hung the feeders in years past.
Seeing the angelic beauty searching for food, made us feel guilty that we hadn’t hung a feeder out yet. So, we went in the house and got the feeder out of storage. My husband fixed a batch of sugar water and then filled the feeder. We went outside and he hung it up. It didn’t take the hummingbird but a few minutes to be on it feeding.
In the following days, there were more hummers visiting the feeders. They buzz and chitter and tease each other. They’re such fun to watch. It’s also fun to see how the feeder looks at different angles; the first photo is my view sitting on the porch looking up at the sky, this second feeder photo is my view of the same feeder from my kitchen window.

Wishing you all an angelic Wednesday!

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*hummingbird animation ©joysofcreating

 

 


 

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Posted in Pets & critters

Tired Little Hummingbird

Yesterday evening I noticed a little male hummingbird sitting very still on our hummingbird feeder. Every few minutes he’d take a sip and then sit still again. He stayed on the feeder for over 30 minutes. We worried he was sick or hurt. Thankfully when the sun set he flew away and seemed to be in fine health. We figure the little guy may have gotten exhausted from the heat of the day and needed to feed and rest to build his energy back up.
He sure was a cutie.

I hope you all have a pleasant weekend.

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Posted in Garden & Yard

Snowberry Clear Wing Hummingbird Moth

IMG_4598I was happy to see a Snowberry Clear Wing Hummingbird Moth feeding on my flowers. It’s quite a rare moth to see in my yard/garden. I tried to get some good photos of it to share, but it didn’t cooperate and most of them are blurry.IMG_4602

I have some photos from the first one of these I saw was in July of 2011. I felt special when it rested on a leaf like it was posing for me. I had shared these on my old enjoyingcreating blog in 2011. I figure it’s been 4 years and it’s okay for me to share them once again.P2070003P2050013P2050014

I hope you all have a special week of smiles.

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