Sunday, August 16, 2015

Summertime Hummers

We've had 2 to 3 little hummingbirds hanging around this entire summer.  At times I've seen up to 6 or 7 of them fighting over the feeders.  I haven't taken many photos yet.  I'm waiting to see if the feeders become more crowded within the next couple of months, particularly during September when fall migration begins.  Last year there was a feeding frenzy at the feeders during that period- up to 4 dozen of these tiny birds at once!  It can be challenging to capture good shots of the hummers on my back porch due to the areas of bright sun vs dark shade.  

I haven't been around much lately- working quite a bit these days.  I hope you are all doing well.  I don't know about you, but I'm ready for some cooler weather.  Temperatures here have been in the upper 90's and lower 100's with a heat index of 110-120- now that's HOT!  Many of my plants have succumbed to the unbearable heat.  However, it was cooler today, at last some temporary relief.  I was able to sit on the back porch for a little while without becoming drenched in sweat.  

Have a great week everyone!  :)


  1. Hello Susan, I love the hummers! Great captures! It will be sad to see them leaving soon! Have a happy new week!

  2. Fabulous photos of the hummingbirds! Enjoy your week!

  3. Pretty little hummers! I wish ours would return. I agree with you on the heat: it's got to go! This week they're forecasting rain every day which is helping somewhat. Don't work too hard!

  4. We are hot and humid up here in the Atlantic North East. But I'm not complaining. It is better than the 10 feet of snow we had last winter!