Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hummingbird in My Sunflower Garden

This is my third time spotting a hummingbird in my sunflower garden. The two other times were early in the morning around 7am EDT. The first time I spotted the hummingbird, I was standing in the sunflower garden and the hummingbird was only a couple of feet to my left. I wasn't fast enough with the camera that morning and didn't try capturing a photo.

The second time, it was around 6:50am. I had just stepped out of the garden and was several feet away taking photos. The orange male tabby cat alerted me to the hummingbird. I snapped a few pictures and actually shared one of those pictures in my blog post about Insects and Critters in My Sunflower Garden. In that picture, you can see a bright yellow arrow that points at a little gray mass of hummingbird. Not much to see, but you get the idea and you get to use your vivid imagination.

So, here it is a warm sunny Sunday in mid-June. It was around 4:30pm and I am working on my online content. Quite serendipitously, I caught a flash out my office window which overlooks the sunflower garden. Holy smokes! I jumped up like a flash, dropped my reading glasses to the ground and ran to the kitchen to grab my camera.

hummingbird in my sunflower garden
hummingbird in my sunflower garden
hummingbird in my sunflower garden
hummingbird in my sunflower garden
hummingbird in my sunflower garden

I added some orange circles to help you spot the little hummingbird. You know, I've had the male cardinal land on one of my sunflower plant stems and the female cardinal has landed on the decorative metal edging. However, they don't compare to the thrill to have a hummingbird drop by.

I didn't know that the hummingbird would be attracted to sunflowers. I've been planning on adding more hummingbird-friendly plants to my backyard garden. And, I definitely am considering adding a Hummingbird Feeder. I checked to see what was available on Amazon. The price is right!


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