Sunday Funday # 13

Humming bird is the most interesting little creature to watch. I have the pleasure of watching a pair from my window facing the backyard. They have a regular rendezvous with the hibiscus flowers every morning, drinking its nectar. There is a tinted film on the window and they cannot see us watching them. These birds can see the reflection of flowers on it and at times come straight towards the window. It is like watching a Humming bird show on TV.

It is so small, the size of a thumb and very cute. It is highly energetic and sugar powered! I was surprised to know that they can live 3-5 years. humming bird Humming birds make a humming sound when their wings beat in a flapping motion at high frequencies.

Caught in flight!humming bird in flightIt was difficult to focus on the bird as it was always in motion flapping its wings.humming bird flyingA hummingbird drinks with its tongue. Its long tongue darts out into a flower and feeds on nectar. humming bird tonguehumming bird I wish those Hibiscus flowers continue to bloom for these beautiful birds. It is very selective and are spotted usually around this time of the year!


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16 Responses to Sunday Funday # 13

  1. Loretta says:

    You’ve captured the hummingbird so beautifully – it is very hard to photograph them because they are always in motion it seems. Isn’t nature wonderful? I love watching the birds too.

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    • coconutcraze says:

      I get to watch it almost every day…so I thought of sharing it. Yes, it has very fast movements. The one sitting on a branch was after a rain in the morning. I have a few more shots were it is resting and drying its wings. It is amazing with emerald colored feathers and a long beak.


  2. coconutcraze says:

    Thank you so much!


  3. CHCooks says:

    Beautifully captured 🙂 I was after bird photography few months back and I know how hard it is to get the shot of a flying humming bird – you have done a great job 🙂 Enjoy these beauties while you can 🙂

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  4. apsara says:

    Stunning!!! You have a lot of patience, Sridevi. 🙂

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  5. Gorgeous photos! I love hummingbirds. We get them here too. I have a hardy fuchsia outside the window where they come visit and snack all day long. I never get tired of watching them.

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  6. Taking a static object pic s big. Deal for me u r brilliant


  7. coconutcraze says:

    They were quite elusive and fly away at the slightest noise. I was behind the shaded window and it helped.


  8. Your photography eye is truly awesome! These photos are breathtaking! Keep it up 🙂


  9. coconutcraze says:

    Thank you for your visit and your encouraging words!


  10. AnnaJ says:

    I love watching these tiny birds too. And luckily I have these visitors everyday; checking for nectar in my potted flowers.


  11. coconutcraze says:

    I feel nature is happy with my garden when these little birds come visiting. I checked your Maui photos…I have been there twice and it was like taking another trip. Thank you, Anna!


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