Thursday, February 26, 2009

SkyWatch & Friday's Feathers: Hummingbird



I can't help myself. I've combined my SkyWatch and my Friday's Feathers post. Again.

Today's Friday's Feathers belong to a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird taking a break between hits at the feeder:

Oh, yeah - and get a load of that sky!

Please click on the photos for a way better look.

Don't forget to check out more SkyWatch images here. And for more Friday's Feathers, click here.

9 comments:

ramblingwoods.com said...

Awww...cute little hummingbird and I won't have any here for a few more months...sigh....

magiceye said...

brilliant captures both!!! lovely!

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful photos. I like birds.

Daisy said...

Hummingbirds must be hard to photograph! I have never seen a hummingbird in my yard. We must not have the right kind of trees or flowers for them.

Jew Wishes said...

What lovely photos...wonderful contrasts of tones and light.

archiearchive said...

Beautiful. That long beak is very impressive. Are they a permanent fixture in your yard or do they migrate? (we don't have humming birds here at all)

FickleMinded said...

what a sweet looking bird and a warm sky in the backround.
thanks for visiting mine.

RJ Flamingo said...

Unfortunately, Archie, they do migrate. Hummingbirds, in general, are unique to the Western Hemisphere. They're nectar drinkers, with the occasional small insect for protein. Hence, the proboscis. They live primarily and breed in the north, and migrate for the winter down our way, and to Cuba, Mexico, and even South America.

I'll keep my nectar feeders up till probably the end of March, which will make me sad...

Arija said...

Frget about the sky, I looove the Hummingbird!

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