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WIngs in Motion

by Cindy
(Ca, desert Mtns.)

This spring has already brought me some of the most awesome and colorful backyard birds.

My favorite.. and probably most exciting, is of course, the MIGHTY little, Hummers.

They let me know they were back.. so I filled the patio with their feeders, until my flowers are up and bloomed.

And to my surprise. I am getting more this year than the last. Already!

Between the wrens, the doves, and the Roadrunner.. I experience how unafraid of humans, they are.

Sometimes, I am sure... that the Hummers, are just as inquisitive toward us, as we are towards them. It almost seems, that they would just land on your hand.

They seem to be ever so grateful that we treat them with the feeders.

I know last year, our feeders helped sustain the little helicopters, through a crazy unexpected snow storm, as they stuck the winter out long before they should have.

Last year we had the blacked chinned and the Anna's.

This time we also have the Rufous! Wonder what others will stop by and call our place home for the season?

What joy they bring me!

Get your camera's out everyone!! I know in this light, or picture, it is hard to tell for some.. but this IS a Rufous. In other pictures I have.. it has dark rust colors under its tail feathers, on the chest and on the head and chin area, then the iridescent Green on its back.

I love identifying them.

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Apr 21, 2009
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Breathtaking foto
by: Marlene

Cindy

This foto is so 'amazing'. Knowing these little wings whirling so fast were caught by your camera as you did it's like they were 'stationary' What a beautiful wonderful picture you have shared with all of us. Thanks for making my day! Marlene from Boise,Idaho

Apr 21, 2009
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Christine!
by: Cindy

I remember your story about bringing the nest back from so far away.. and the little Wren adopting it! I love how you described its Luxury house..How exciting it will be to watch as little babies emerge. I hope you can get pictures and send in a follow up story.
The Hummers are little Miracles. They are so tiny aren't they? In this picture she looks big.. but all in all she can't be longer than 2 and a half inches.. Maybe three.
I'm telling you, its like they WAIT for me to come out there.. and then come and visit!! And then just sit and clean while I talk to them.
I would LOVE to see some of the birds you are seeing!! The birds I have in my backyard so far.. are the ladder-backed woodpecker, the Roadrunner.. the Mocking birds, the Warblers.. the finches.. Crows , Quail, sparrows, the orioles, and the chickadees!! I've gotten several pictures of several of them.. but one of the biggest thrills for me was getting a picture of the RED=Tailed Hawk. What a majestic bird. I hope you write more stories, and try to submit some pictures, I look forward to seeing them.
Thank you for such an awesome compliment. And that's to all who have enjoyed seeing this little Hummingbird beauty. It will be one I will write in again, with a new story, and unusual captures of them. Cindy, Ca,

Apr 21, 2009
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Wings in motion
by: Anonymous

Beautiful moment captured!
What a miracle it is to watch the aeronautics
of the hummingbird.
You have certainly been blessed with your garden companions. They trust you and that is a most
precious gift.
Thank you for sharing.

Apr 21, 2009
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Amazing hummers
by: Christine

Oh how lucky you are to be living in a part of the world that has hummers, we went from London to St Lucia and marveled at their colors and flight. Capturing on camera was a feat but we have a few shots. I our back garden we have blue tits robins sparrows magpies crows etc and just this week a wren has nested in our bush in a nest from a weaver bird we brought back from Mauritius, just hoping he persuades her to nest in our one, sprinkled a few mealy worms around which I saw him take into the nest so I guess he's tell her this is a neat penthouse with luxury take away too. Enjoy the splendor of your garden and the free happiness it brings.

Apr 21, 2009
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Thank you !
by: Cindy

Thank you Tony! Nothing is more rewarding, then to be able to have captures, of the beauty and elegance of this amazing little bird. I always just marvel when in their company, and to be able to "savor the moment" is just icing on the cake!
I am glad you like the picture.
Cindy

Apr 21, 2009
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Beautiful
by: Tony

Cindy,

What a beautiful, stunning picture you captured! What an incredible creation those Hummers are.
You were at the right place at the right time. Keep up the great work!

Tony

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