Summer, on a Saturday morning

Ruby-throated hummingbird

This morning, while sitting on the deck enjoying the gorgeous weather, a strong coffee and time with family, we were joined by a ruby-throated hummingbird.

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I’ve mentioned on this blog some time ago about the feeder that I have positioned on a bay window at the back of the house. When we first moved here 4 years ago, and while sitting on the deck, hummingbirds would often visit so I assumed that the previous owner must have had a feeder in the vicinity. I placed one on the window and each summer since they frequent the feeder.

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The first real promising sign of warm weather to come is when the hummingbirds reappear. This year, the first hummingbird to appear was spotted on May 4.

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He hung out with us for quite a while even allowing me to go into the house to retrieve my camera and 70-300mm lens.

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They love the gardens around the house, too. Now that I’m constantly outside walking the dog I hear and see them feeding on the bee balm, lilies and many other flowers around the yard.

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2 thoughts on “Summer, on a Saturday morning

  1. Boy, am I jealous of these photos! I just had a close encounter with a ruby hummingbird a few evenings ago as it approached my fuchsia plant. My startled gasp sent it darting away before I could grab my camera!

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