Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Artful Hummingbird

I have this red octopus clothes hanger hanging on my back porch and one day there was a hummingbird flying around it. Evidently they are attracted to red. So I bought a hummingbird feeder and have been trying to get a picture of him for the past week. But every time I try he flies to the other side of the feeder. I finally got these pictures yesterday.

He is a ruby throated hummingbird. His wings beat on an average of 53 per second in normal flight.
He visits often and has no problem visiting the feeder while we sit on the porch. He just doesn't like his picture taken.

2 comments:

Robin said...

You're so good to have caught him sitting still! We had a hummingbird feeder out and all it attracted was ANTS! LOL

sis said...

omgoodness, you caught him!! i love watching the hummingbirds at my friend's house!! :)