Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fun with the Hummingbirds!!

vitex chaste tree
The hummingbirds were OUT!  
Here is one working over the Vitex.  I don't think I have ever seen them on the Vitex before, but it was certainly a hit this week.
There were three that were dipping and fluttering and whizzing by me.  I just stood there and watched.   This little guy's perch was on the fence by the Antigonon.  He would whiz by work over a few plants then go sit there and hang out.
hummingbird on a string
This guy's little perch was on a string.  It was so cute.  He was bouncing up and down on the string.  I have so many shots of him balancing himself.  It was cute to watch.
pink turk cap
Then he'd go work over the Turk's Cap and return to the string.
hummingbird red
 Not the best shot but you can see the vibrant red which is so pretty!!!  So does that mean this is the male?  I am clueless on things like that!!
salvia leucantha
 Here's the other one working over the Salvia leucantha- a tried and true hummingbird favorite.
salvia leucantha
 Here is a shot of the second one from the front- not a great picture
but that red just screams at you- love it!!!
salvia leucantha salvia silkes dream
 This bed is like a hummingbird's fantasy- we have so many things in there they love- next to the Salvia  leucantha is the Salvia 'Silke's Dream' which they adore, I couldn't get good angles on them on that one from where I was and didn't want to move around too much.
vitex chaste tree
I did get this shot of one with a little bee as well- wasn't going for that but though it was a neat shot.
All of the shots I had with two or three at the same time were blurry so I don't have any of those to post.  They were having so much fun- not sure who had a better time, me watching them or them playing. 


  1. Any hummingbird would be lucky to find your nursery in their travels. There always seems to be so much blooming. It's like a huge buffet of yummy flowers.

  2. They are so much fun, they fight over the feeder so I get out to see them in the garden.

    That hummer on a string was funny, I don't think I've see that one before.

    1. He was so cute just bouncing up and down. I should have shot a video like you do. Didn't even think of it.

  3. Marvelous hummingbird shots - they are so hard to capture on film.