Oh, this is not a hummer! This is my fabulous Blu2, the Afghan Hound! But the evening sun was lighting his face so beautifully, I couldn't resist.
All these years and I didn't know we had hummers in this area. When a friend told me about them a couple years ago, we got a feeder. The first year, we were so excited to see one!
Last year, our feeder didn't attract very many and the ones that came were rather anti-social. Other people told us they also noticed the birds seemed skittish last summer.
This summer, we put out 3 hummingbird feeders and a cardinal feeder. It's been really entertaining in our back yard!
This weekend there were 4 and they were really putting on quite an aerial show.
The other day, I pulled into the driveway and sat in the car watching one flit from blossom to blossom on the hollyhocks.
Gah! I can't believe we're being entertained by birds. I always thought that was a hobby for either geeks or elderly folks.
Don't know what this is - some kind of finch?
And back to Blu2...who needs a bath & blow-out, but not today :)
Summer is winding down but really, here in Oklahoma, we're getting into the best time of year!