Our first hummingbird sighting for 2014 was Tuesday, May 6th three days earlier than last year. The first arrival was a male ruby throat and the first female came one week later. We saw them for about a week or so then sightings became very scarce until this weekend.
It’s common for our hummingbirds to disappear for a few weeks at the end of May to the middle of June for nesting. They still visit but it’s only early and late in the day and for very short periods of time.
Below are a couple pictures of a hummingbird we took today with the new camera lens we talked about in a previous post. They didn’t turn out too bad considering they were shot through the glass of our storm door.
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Hummingbird with purple flowers coasters
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Saturday afternoon we put up our first hummingbird feeder of the 2014 season. We usually put the feeder up around the 15th of April so this year we’re a couple of days early. It usually takes a few weeks for us to see our first hummingbirds. We always put it up now because the migration map has the first males coming near our area around this time. Hopefully we’ll get some good pictures this year because we got a new camera lens that will let us take shots from a distance. Here are a couple of pictures we have taken trying out our new lens.
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This Lena Liu hummingbird bracelet would make a really nice Christmas gift for anyone who likes hummingbirds. Personally I think it’s a beautiful piece of jewelry that anyone would love to see on their wrist but especially anyone who likes hummingbirds.
Lena Liu Bracelet: Wings Of Enchantment
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Pictures below are our last hummingbird sighting of 2013 taken last Sunday, September 15th. We saw one more hummingbird two days later early in the morning. We haven’t seen any since and that’s pretty normal for us. Our hummingbirds usually leave the area by the second week of September.
This year our hummingbird behavior was a little different from past years because some of the time they were here and some of the time not. Normally for us they’d arrive and then disappear while nesting. Afterwards they’d be here most of the summer. This year they were here then gone like their nesting schedule had been messed up. One thing that didn’t change this year was the salvia black and blue was still the first choice of our hummingbirds.
On another note we still didn’t get any real good pictures with our new camera. These two pictures below were taken through the glass of our storm door. Hopefully we’ll get a longer lens for the camera next year and have better pictures. We do have some flower pictures that came out pretty good. If you’d like to see them they’re on our flower site