Thursday, July 18, 2013

The backyard is humming with activity...


 The Lucifer Crocosmia is in full bloom right now and the hummingbird activity in the backyard has been non-stop...
We definitely have some new little visitors in addition to our regulars.

A friend stopped over the other day and we both took our cameras out back to see what we could capture. Some of these videos were taken that day.

I also went out this evening to see if I could capture any more to share. The following are some short snippets of male and female ruby throat hummers visiting the lucifer crocosmia and honeysuckle. I wish I could make these movies larger without them getting 'fuzzy.'

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One hummer was feeding when another arrived, and the chase was on!

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After visiting the crocosmia, this little guy visited the fuchsias that hang from the tent over the patio where I was sitting.

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I was on the swing set deck patio next to the honeysuckle when I watched this little female start at the honeysuckle and then zip on over to the crocosmia.


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I hope you are all enjoying your summer.

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It's been brutally hot here in New England. I'm filling my more popular bird baths two, and sometimes three times a day to keep up with everyone's drinking and bathing.

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Hoping for a break in this high temp, high humidity weather soon!

This week I'm joining Claudia, Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing Saturday,
Cindy, My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday,

Stay cool, everyone!

Donna


11 comments:

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

This looks so pretty! It is very hot here also and we are leaving water for nature. Everything needs cooling down. x

Missio Terra said...

Hummingbirds are my favorite! They are hard to catch though!

Susan said...

Hi Donna....Loved your hummer videos. It must be so thrilling to see them in person. You have made an enchanting place for them in your lovely backyard. Take care and I"m with you in hoping for a break in this maple syrup weather. NOT my fave. Susan

Mary said...

I think you did very well with the little video...they are so hard to catch. Our neighborhood Hummingbird did not return this year :( Glad to be able to watch yours.

Tammy N said...

Lovely garden even in the heat and humidity. We have been having hot, humid weather. The humidity is a little unusual for dry Utah climate. It probably won't last long.

Patty said...

I love your garden and what a fun thing to do with a friend in making the videos.

AshTreeCottage said...

What a treat to watch your videos. Thank you!!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Claudia said...

Love your yard, my friend, and your hummingbirds! The weather may break later today! Thank heaven.

Thanks so much for joining in this week.

xo
Claudia

It's Just Dottie said...

Your yard is a pleasure to look at.

ImSoVintage said...

Love your videos. We haven't been seeing the hummingbirds here this summer. Nice to meet you. xo Laura

Donna said...

They are so fun to watch!