Thursday, October 9, 2008

How many hummingbirds are in this picture?

I love to sit on my friend's back porch and watch her hummingbirds. The other day there must have been twenty of the little things. Boy, are they are hard to catch on camera.

How many hummers can you spot in this first photo? Scroll down for the answer, but meanwhile, enjoy the rest of the pictures.

I was delighted to catch one of them perched on top of the feeder.
They fight and squabble just like my kids used to. "His piece of cake is bigger than mine!" "I wanted to drink out of that cup!" "He cut in line!"
They just wouldn't hold still long enough to get all twenty together. I have more shots of just the feeder than of the birds.

But here's the count....


I counted that little bitty wing tip in the upper left of the picture. Hey! I was there! I know that was a hummer!


  1. I love hummingbirds! And they love my flowers in the garden. I can sit at my kitchen table and watch them through my window for hours. Nice pics. ~Mindy

  2. Well I missed the one in the upper left corner, but hey, I wear bifocals!

  3. I LOVE hummingbirds. My inlaws live in Georgia and there backyard is full of them. They were trying to fly into my red glasses last summer. I didn't catch all nine.

  4. I am incredulous that these precious gems treat each other so callously. I keep 3 feeders loaded
    up for them, and watch the little
    kamikazes dive and harass one
    another throughout the day.

    I asked Howard Garrett, the Dirt
    Doctor, if there wasn't something
    more healthful for hummers than
    sugar water--if it's bad for us,
    how could it be healthy for them.
    He said he's asked ornithologists
    for years & never gotten a
    satisfactory answer. He
    recommends growing plenty of
    plants hummers can use to
    supplement the feeders.

  5. I love these. Do you live next to Clare?


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