Tired little hummingbirds

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Back in early April, I headed out to Fort Desoto not expecting much. We had a storm come through earlier in the week that brought a few spring migrating birds to the area. By the time the weekend rolled around, I figured most of the birds would have moved on. I was pleasantly surprised when I got to Fort Desoto. There were a few different birds than what we see on a normal basis but the best surprise was the hummingbirds.  They were buzzing all around the lantana bushes. At one point we counted 12 buzzing around in front of us. I just stood in one spot for over an hour watching them fly back and forth and chase each other. I would not have thought they make a sound but they have a very light quiet chirp that comes out. These are all ruby throated hummingbirds. When their throats hit the sunlight, you can see the red (although it almost looks like orange to me). I took what felt like a million pictures. I’ll post the flying ones later.

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17 thoughts on “Tired little hummingbirds

  1. Well, you got everything right. It is hard to find the little males sitting anywhere and then to have the light shining on them so the ruby throat shows up … someone is looking over you, for sure. Great shots … ours haven’t arrived yet, but will sometime in May. I’m looking forward to watching their antics. Nice post, Dina …

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  2. Great shots! I finally managed to see some hummers this year during a trip to Arizona – I was to say, the least, excited!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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