For a couple of weeks we've been seeing glimpses of one or more hummingbirds in the garden. I've seen them on the Vitex and Rose of Sharon bushes, and my husband saw one hovering just outside the window on the patio.
The camera was never anywhere close until I glanced out of the patio door yesterday and saw a hummingbird on the feeder. This is our first year of having a feeder, so I was thrilled to see it getting some attention.
I grabbed my camera, zoomed, focused and snapped -- only to find the camera was still in video mode. So rather than a high resolution photo, I got a low resolution video. I was able to pull a couple of stills from it, which you can see below.
As always, if you click on the photos, you'll see the larger version.
The little guy sat on the perch for a few minutes while he took some sips from the feeder. And then he was gone. They move so quickly. I was glad he sat still long enough for me to get some footage/pics.
I'm happy to report he came back later too. I hope he comes back again, and brings his friends.
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.