Hummingbird Drama

a photograph by Ethel Mortenson Davis

Hummingbird Drama

Continental Divide, New Mexico is located on a major migration route for hummingbirds. Ethel only keeps three feeders at our house because of the amount of work necessary. This a photo of one bird, but right now we have swarms of them. Wings whir; they dart and buzz; they fly off to nearby trees; they sit on our fence; then they return to the feeders. They often look like a moving cloud. Each feeder, if they are to be kept filled, requires five trips to where they are out of the house a day. We often have up to six species at the feeders, often quarreling, at once.


Filed under Art, Ethel Mortenson Davis, Photography

7 responses to “Hummingbird Drama

  1. This is a fabulous photograph!

    I so wish we had gummingbirds here. πŸ™‚

  2. This is where it would be great to see a video!

  3. kenneturner

    What a moment! Great shot!

  4. This is an amazing photo. You are so lucky to have such beauty to witness.

  5. Julie Catherine

    Beautiful photo, Ethel. Hummingbirds are one of my favourites – and they are also extremely curious little things! πŸ™‚

  6. What a wonderful experience to have these birds in your garden.

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