Friday, August 22, 2008
Yesterday, I saw a hummingbird zipping around the back deck. We haven't seen hummingbirds for years, so this was thrilling! I immediately dusted off the hummingbird feeder and whipped up a sugar solution (4 parts water to 1 part sugar, boiled for 2 minutes, then cool). I put out the feeder and waited. It wasn't long before two female ruby- throated hummingbirds started fighting over the territory and the new treat.
But it was much longer before I was able to capture a bird with the camera. These birds are FAST! But I caught one using a tripod and the 'blur the backround' feature of my camera. So I'm sharing my prize picture of the week. Enjoy!
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