Thursday, August 11, 2011

More Hummers...

Can't help it, these little guys are feisty and fun to watch. Here they are feeding and posing. Most hummingbirds flap their wings about 50 or so times a second. This means all we can see is a blur. They must feed every 10 minutes or so all day, and they may consume 2/3s of their body weight in a single day.





   

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

truly, nature's little avian pixies.

Samantha said...

Great photos..especially love the last 2 shots!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Beautiful birds. Great shots.

Larry Ostby said...

TWG, Samantha and Kjell, thank you...

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Wonderful shots! Another month and a half and they will be headed south again (from here). I have two feeders that I fill every weekend. They're enjoyable to sit and watch.

Julie G. said...

Terrific captures! I never tire at viewing hummingbird images. Fabulous!

grammie g said...

HI Larry....they are some cute little buggers and sure can be fiesty to!!
I have some that have been really going at it by the feeder!!
Have you ever had one about a foot and a half for you face looking you right in eye ... hahaha
Nice shot ...have a good one!!
Grace

Larry Ostby said...

Thanks Mr. Lick Lick...

They are a lot of fun Julie, Thank you...

Thank you Grace, they are always squabbling aren't they.