a photograph by Ethel Mortenson Davis
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.
7 responses to “Hummingbird Drama”
This is a fabulous photograph!
I so wish we had gummingbirds here. 🙂
Are gummingbirds those that feed on gum? Or are they just old birds that gum their food without any teeth? 😉
This is where it would be great to see a video!
What a moment! Great shot!
This is an amazing photo. You are so lucky to have such beauty to witness.
Beautiful photo, Ethel. Hummingbirds are one of my favourites – and they are also extremely curious little things! 🙂
What a wonderful experience to have these birds in your garden.