Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ruby-throated Hummingbird in a patch of Jewelweed

I was checking the wetland patch next to our driveway for warblers when this female Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrived to make her rounds through the patch of Jewelweed. She must fatten up for her journey south.

She works her wings like rotating rudders














Lift off!  --- She'll probably be back tomorrow.


Happy Birding!




28 comments:

  1. great shots of this little zoomer!

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  2. Beautiful Hilke! Love the bird and love the setting! nice shots.

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  3. Beautiful photographs, Hilke! I'm going to miss these little birds when they head south. I hope she's back tomorrow for you!

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  4. Wonderful captures Hilke, I love the jewelweed.

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  5. Wonderful series!
    I'm going to hate it when they leave my feeder. :)

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  6. I'm so jealous. I saw this very thing in a wetland near me...and didn't even get a single shot. Yours are super!

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  7. Beautiful series on the hummers! The flight shots are very crisp!

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  8. Great series of this wonderful little bird! :)

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  9. Stunning close up images of the hummer!!! [and the flower is so pretty, I can see why it's attracted to the blossoms]

    Wild Bird Wednesday - Backyard Birds

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  10. Hi Hilke

    What a wonderful series of photos of the hummingbird. I have yet to get a decent hummingbird photo so I am really impressed.

    Regards
    Guy

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  11. Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  12. Great hummingbirds Hilke -- and I am glad you're back (must be Spring!)...(Perhaps you've been posting for a little while and I just now caught up -- I'll go scroll back and see what I missed.)

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  13. I never tire of seeing these hummers. Lovely photos.

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  14. Wonderful hummingbirds photos, Hilke! I will be sorry to see them leave soon.

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  15. Beautiful bird and great to see it among the flowers like that.

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  16. OK, that does it - I'm going to have to book an air ticket to come and see these birds! Well, maybe!

    My heron is in the same genus as your Great Blue - so thats why they look similar!t

    thanks for the visit to WBW - Stewart M

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  17. I just love hummingbird shots because I know how difficult they are to capture in all their beauty...what an amazing job you did here.

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  18. Beautiful shots of that hummer working those flowers!

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  19. I would love to see them in wild!

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  20. How appropriate, a flying jewel at the jewelweed plant. Fabulous photographs of this beautiful hummingbird in-flight and sipping nectar! I will feel very sad when they leave. They are such a delight to observe. Terrific post!

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  21. Love all the photos of the Hummingbird.

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  22. Beautiful captures! Hummingbirds are difficult to photograph. Well done!

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  23. Beautiful shots of the female Ruby-throated Hummer Hilke! The second shot with the tail spread is my fave!

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  24. a lovelt set of images. No matter what species you see when confronted with a hummer its a very special moment

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  25. Hi Hilke,
    Beautiful set of pictures. it amazed me how small they were when i saw them in Panama, undertaking this big south-north migration might be terrible for them!

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  26. What a wonderful series of photos! I have a few hummingbirds (rufous and black-chinned) at my feeders still; they're always a treat to see. Thanks for sharing!

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