In much need of my therapist, I opened the cupboard door, reached in, and firmly took hold of my sanity check. From there I slid open our glass patio door to sit on our picnic bench. All Summer I’ve wanted to shoot those who come to my Hummingbird feeder and I just yesterday got around to doing it.
At the rate everyone is drinking my organic cane sugar water, my beloved feathered friends will soon be leaving. I was stunned to observe how combative and territorial Hummers can be. Countless times I saw one chasing another away from the feeder as though only those selected by some unknown Rule can drink from my feeder.
And as I sat there watching the action, I saw movement in the tree leaves above, indicating, a-ha, I have some Orioles getting ready to show. Readying my camera, I heard Hummers’ wings as they whirred close by. The huge number of Hummers and Orioles I saw while sitting there, I don’t think ever have I seen. Not in the number I saw at least!
Patiently I waited and sure enough, the Orioles showed. Multiple females drank and while they did so, a male perched on the branch above, as though protecting them. Amazing! When they were completely sated, he drank as well. When he flew off I attempted to get him in flight, but well, you’ll see.
Just a brief interlude with a huge thank you before you see the gallery. My last post, “Life!”, I mislabeled two of my images. Timothy and John ID’ed correctly a Kingbird for me and a Damselfly. This is my way of paying it forward.
Hummers, Bees, and Orioles you will see, all who drank from the well of sugar water that AmyRose supplies. Click on the first image to enjoy the show. All those you have already seen are included in the gallery as well with a little information about them included.
Photography/ “The Station”/ Aug. 2019©AmyRose Photography