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August 30, 2012


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Julie, thanks for the nice words about my photos. Yours are always so wonderful so I appreciate those comments from you! Enjoy the remaining days of your hummingbirds!

Julie G.

Nancy, these are all fabulous! Great action shots! It's always a delight to watch the aerial displays. We have so many Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at our feeders, I cannot even begin to count them.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Linda, they sure do but it gives us a chance to get two of them in a single image, which is tough in this part of the country!Margaret, like choosing a favorite child or favorite pet? Hard!!
Barbara, I still struggle with in-flight bird images and often don't have the patience required!!

Linda Quinn

They are all lovely! Those guys take "territorial" to a whole new level!


Wonderful - my hummers take one look at my camera and buzz off - much to my dismay... so I love seeing yours Nancy - love them all.


How can you choose?

The Zen Birdfeeder

Thanks Alan!
Daniel, that's a fabulous shot on your blog. It is a juvenile male with just one little red feather showing!
Ellen, I like that one too.


These are all great shots! We're having the same battles at our hummingbird feeder. I especially like the "do-se-do" in the middle photo.

Daniel LaFrance

Love seeing behavioural shots!

We are seeing a steady stream of Hummers passing through. Posted a shot on my blog and think (aka guess) it's male juvenile.



Love all of these Nancy!

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


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