Hummingbird Pictures from Behind

August 13th, 2008

Hummingbirds have invaded my yard over the past few weeks.  I’m really excited about these beautiful birds.  Greens, browns, and reds have been buzzing around my yard.  Laying outside with my baby, we’ve listened as they sing, and watched as they flit from red flower to red flower in search of a meal.  Of course, they’ve also been visiting our hummingbird feeder.  One hummer has decided the he owns our feeder, and when others try to stop for a snack, it swoops down and chases them off.  Despite his best efforts, he cannot guard our hummingbird feeder all day, and other visitors have been able to perch and eat.

I tried hanging my BirdCam, as this provided the best location for photographing my feeder.  But, this was less than successful.  It seems that swaying in the wind has confused the BirdCam, and I’ve had many false positives.  I’ve been extremely impressed by this camera’s accuracy at determining when a bird is present.  It seems that the camera must be firmly mounted to do so.  Lesson learned.

Hummingbirds have been on my mind.  Our store is running a sale on hummingbird feeders.  They are flying and humming around my yard like mad.  And my daughter and I have been enjoying their presence immensly.  I’ll keep my BirdCam pointed at my hummingbird feeder and see what I can catch over the next few weeks.  In the meantime, here are some hummers that made it to my yard.  Great, clear, quality shots…from behind.  Still worth a look.  Can’t wait until I can catch a few from the front feeding on some nectar!  For now, enjoy:

Just Landed.

Now it’s time to eat!