The ruby-throated hummingbirds visit a lot, and I had trouble getting good shots of them. They move so quickly. Sometimes, they sit on the laundry line and keep a beady eye on me.
I can almost hear this one saying "Are you taking my picture AGAIN?"
The tube feeder is always busy. There are goldfinches, various sparrow species, and also finches. The female purple finch is a frequent visitor. She's on the bottom left. The bottom right is, I believe, the song sparrow. That dark spot in the central chest is indicative of the Eastern variant.
I thought this was a funny shot - I'm not sure but I think it's the finch - she looks like she's pretending to be an owl! It wasn't cold that day, so I'm not sure why she's all puffed up.
They really throw the water around!
Then, all of a sudden, "large bird" bath time was over, and "small bird" bath time commenced. I liked this shot of the large starling and the small female goldfinch eyeing each other over the bath.
Do I have to go? Really?
Yes, you've had your turn. Now it's our turn.
And so began the time for small birds to drink the starlings' bath water. Ewww...
The little finch reminded me of those cast cement birds that are on the sides of some bird baths - her colouring fits right in with the cement.
I think she might have been posing, just for me!
Finally, I had some better luck with shots of the hummingbird. My parents have a lovely metal arch upon which a clematis is growing. It made a lovely setting for the hummingbird feeder and they seem to enjoy spending time there.
This female looks all around before starting to drink.
I was so glad that I managed to take some good pictures of her at their feeder.
Such a lovely day to visit the garden. Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday! Come back and visit tomorrow for Friday's Hunt!