The Elusive Hummingbird

I’ve had a feeder outside my back window for a few years now. I’ve had a difficult time getting a good shot of the hummingbirds that frequent it. The slightest movement from inside the house will spook them, and they fly off. And the times that we’re busy doing things, it doesn’t bother them, and they take their time, changing positions multiple times. Danged if you do, danged if you don’t. One night I decided to try sitting on the swing, not moving, and see what happened.

At first? Not happy with me at all. They hovered above the feeder for a few seconds, checking me out, and then they left. Returned a few minutes later, checked me out, left again. After they realized I wasn’t moving or posing a threat, they settled down, and let me shoot.

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2 thoughts on “The Elusive Hummingbird

  1. Thank you for the proof- Hummingbirds do have feet………. my mum told me for years they didn’t- don’t know how she ever got that idea in the first place but she was not to be swayed- any logical argument was met with ” no! they don’t have feet.” so thank you Mark ! 🙂 and indeed WOW!!!

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