The flowers that I most recently put out on my deck have been attracting the attention of local hummingbirds. Unfortunately, each time I tried to capture them with my camera I scared them off.
So, I decided to head to Lowes and buy a hummingbird feeder to hang in my tree just off my deck. Almost immediately after it was secured to the branches of the crabapple tree, word went out on the hummingbird twitter feed that sweet treats awaited them in my side yard.
I captured a few good shots off my deck, but I wanted to see if I could get closer.
After positioning myself in a chair at the foot of the tree, I was able to get several sweet shots of these little guys whose love for this glorious red liquid far outweighed any fear they had of me.
I see them every morning now and my supply of nectar seems to be holding out pretty well considering how often these hummers are bellying up to the bar.
Some blue jays came to visit as well, attracted to something on the ground at the foot of the nearby pine trees. This got me to thinking that I might just need to convert this portion of my yard into a little bird amusement park with additional feeders, attracting plants and flowers, and a bird bath.
It has been awhile since I've had something to share with World Bird Wednesday. So long, in fact, that I did not know that it has now been taken over by another blogger and has been renamed "Wild Bird Wednesday." I'm so happy there is still a place to share birds when I catch them. :)