Saturday, September 22, 2012

One last look at the swarm

The bulk of the hummingbirds left Run*A*Round two weeks ago, although we kept about a quarter of the population, so far. I took so many photos of these zoomers, I just had to share one more post of them. Warning! Photo overload ahead.












Until we meet again, little ones...

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136 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I could never be tired of seeing hummers.Your photos are awesome. I am lucky to see three or four. I love your swarms. Great shot, have a wonderful weekend!

Dan Huber said...

Great photos. The most I had this summer were 2 at once, love these !

Giga said...

Uwielbiam te malutkie ptaszki z długim dziobem. Pozdrawiam.
I love these little birds with a long beak. Yours.

Ms. A said...

You've been so lucky with these! I've never seen so many in one place.

Daffycat said...

Awww, they are wonderful!

Nancy Claeys said...

They are so fun to watch when they are in "zooming" mode. I need to take our feeders down as it's supposed to freeze tonight. :(

Tina´s PicStory said...

what wonderful pics! :)

Tombstone Livestock said...

Awesome pictures, love the variety of colors. Amazing how something that small can migrate miles away.

Beth Edwards said...

i love that you got them in flight. so very cool. (:

bailey-road.com said...

Such beautiful little birds. They never fail to fascinate me. We still have several around. Orestes likes to watch them at the window feeder.

Lynne said...

We get 2-3 at a time . . . really love seeing your "bunches.". What is your nectar mix? 3 to 1, bring to a boil, cool?

Linda said...

No such thing as photo overload of the hummers! Love these...I would be so thrilled to have one even!

Rose said...

You got to admit, hummers win the blue ribbon for cuteness in birds!

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful pictures, cute birds.
enjoy your Saturday!

Kerri said...

You can NEVER have too many hummingbird photos! Love these :)

Cloudy said...

Herrlich anzuschauen wie sie angeflogen kommen und genießen...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Donna said...

Holy cow, how come you get so many hummers to land on one feeder?! The most we ever have land at once has been two.

rainfield61 said...

They are little, but make a big fun.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

They are mesmerizing! No photo overload. Love seeing them! Enjoy your Saturday Tex!

Jill said...

Love, love, love each and every shot!

Deb said...

Now that is a cool swarm.. I've never seen more than one at a time

Buttons said...

Oh these are great I love them. You are a lucky girl with a great view and a talent for that camera. B

DJan said...

Your pretty hummers are definitely so sweet! I tried to attract them, but nothing like what you have. I do have some friends who have to fill their feeders every day, they have so many, just like you do.

Brian Whitney said...

Well done. I have set up hummingbird feeders but have never had such success.

Sandra said...

4 down is my favorite of the group, and all the ones that are close up showing the red bottom of the feeder. i even love the sugar water that is inside. i am the photo overload queen so you can never post to many for me

Bernadine said...

Awww... how sweet. Thanks for the overload of photos. I love them.

parker said...

Lots of Hummers in this series.

Molly The Wally said...

They are lovely to see. Have a lovely Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Crissi said...

So very nice shots!
Have a wonderful weekend
Crissi

Tanya said...

what great shots of these little guys!

✿ chica said...

Momentos lindos da natureza!!beijos,chica

Icy BC said...

My gosh, they are so beautiful, and I want this "swarm" any time!

ellen abbott said...

very cool

Crafty Gardener said...

We only have the odd hummer around now. I probably won't put the food out much longer so that they will know to leave.
You have some wonderful photos.

Montanagirl said...

Lucky you! We never get that many at once. Are they Ruby Throats?

Ms. Becky said...

what fun it must be to watch them, and I didn't realize that they head even further south than your place. I go the entire season without seeing ONE! (it would help if I put out a feeder, hey?) the numbers in your swarm are incredible. happy weekend to you TWG.

Fireblossom said...

Go, little hummers!

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

I love humming birds...I have yet to see one since moving to Texas.. Now I know that they are all at your house! :)

Linda said...

You've gotten some really great shots here...the detail is so good in some of them, showing the ruby throats and the colorful backs. Will you need to take down your feeders in order to encourage the late-leavers to leave for the safety of their winter home?

Montanagirl said...

Thanks for answering my question! I thought they were Rubies. So cute.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You said 'photo-overload' but you didn't say cuteness-overload!! I loved your pictures and am envious of your having so many hummingbirds. The most I saw was 3 at a time and I saw them last week, I guess they are meeting up with yours and are off for their winter vacation!

Kate said...

The close-up photos next to the red feeder are wonderful. You are fortunate to have so many to watch and photograph.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures showing the hummingbird :)
Hanne Bente

bj said...

OMGosh, these photos should be in a magazine...they are sooo good.
I didn't realize so many hummers lived in Texas. We see only an occasional one here in West Texas.

Margie said...

These are wonderful T. I am always amazed when they stop zooming long enough to get a pic. Like your new profile shot too missy!

Debbie said...

i just adore those hummers....they are so fun to watch!!

so happy for you that you had so many!!

Lois Evensen said...

Really nice! I can see how you just have to keep shooting. They are darling.

polkadotpeticoat said...

your hummingbirds are so sweet.......I don't think I have ever seen that many at one time before. What a treat!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

It is fun to see those small birds hovering in front of the feeder. Great images.

Maple Lane said...

How sweet they are! Thanks for sharing the photos. Have a good day.

Fábio Martins said...

They are so pretty birds :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I never tire of watching these little guys. I had 3 on my feeder once with another one zooming in. Of course I didn't get a picture. After that I've only seen one at a time. I think they are all gone now.

Paula said...

They are so precious, I just hate to see them leave! I know they have a long journey ahead of them... Godspeed, little hummers!

Shey said...

WOW! You're so lucky to see a lot of hummingbirds in your area.I love watching them but I've only seen one or two at a time, never this many. Great shots.

Connie Smiley said...

Aren't they amazing? We're going to miss them, too!

Butterbean Row said...

between you and Gail at Louisiana Belle, there is going to be a rush to get hummingbird feeders at the local hardware.
I love your photos especially the ones with bokeh!

charlotte

Paula said...

We can lay off buying the sugar for a while. Our few take a lot so I can imagine how much all your's can sip.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Amazing, what a thrill it must be to see so many at one time. I always see one checking out our flowers in the yard but never a gathering like that!
Have a great weekend.

S. J. Qualls said...

Did you name any of them? It looks at first like they are all alike, but after a bit certain ones that have personalities give you their names. Like Guard, Chubby etc. Love the hummers!

Sylvia K said...

They are so cute! Love their busy little wings!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

That's a swarm, alright. We have one that hovers outside our window and drives Buttercup wild . . . great pics!

Jo's World said...

This post is a nice present on the day of the night we are supposed to get a hard frost. 20 to 30 degrees F.!

The hummers are just beautiful and I am glad you fill them up for their long journey!

Jo

Barb said...

Whoa! I've never seen more than 2 hummingbirds at our feeder - it must be amazing to see so many!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Awesome photos, Theresa! It must have been fun watching and shooting the hummers. Enjoy your weekend!

Deb Crecelius said...

Not overload.
I love your photos!
Great new profile photo...
although I loved the previous one, too.
You're beautiful.

Patty Woodland said...

Ours are long gone too. Such enjoyable little birds

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Pierre's friends and relatives! They are so much fun, I know you really are going to miss them. I still have my three, but wondering for how much longer...

georgettesullins said...

What a friendly place your "run a round ranch". Your feeder is quite popular. I think their beaks could thread a needle.

waldlaeufer68 said...

just such beautiful birds you just get to see ..
very nice
greetings Frank

Tricia Hays said...

1st of all, i love that 1st shot w/ the hummer flying in w/ wings spread out just out of focus, that's a cool shot, T! Plus, you're not lying about there being a lot of them! LoL!

Hilary said...

Oh what a blessing of hummers you have. I only ever see one or two at a time.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,

Those feisty little ones are brave souls; great role models to us. Let's hope they survive their long journey and will be back in good health.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Kay said...

Here in SoCal, I get hummers at my feeder year round. You are lucky to get a "swarm" of them. I usually only get one or two at a time at mine.

holdingmoments said...

I'd never tire of seeing these little jewels.

Jenny Short said...

You're lucky to have them. I love the third one the best, a closeup. Great shot of wings in motion. xo Jenny

Bob Bushell said...

OH, you are missing them. I can only see them, I would miss them too.

Tiago Braga said...

amazing photos, lovely litlle birds, i wish i can see one for real!!

Gary said...

Great series!! Here they protect their territories. When migrating I guess they don't. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

barbara l. hale said...

Every year I say I want to feed those little buggers because I would love to see this many at a time, but knowing that we aren't home for weeks at a time some summers, I never do. I have to live through your photos! Thanks!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Lovely, we dont have them in Sweden , would love to have them here

Ann said...

How long did you sit or stand and wait to take these fantastic pictures,

Adam Jones said...

Just not fair. That's far too many hummers for just one person.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Wow great shots! We get three or four! They are so interesting to watch! I'll bet you get quite the show!

Gert said...

You could never put up too many pictures of these little creatures..smile... I absolutely love them!

Blessings,
Gert

Linda R said...

I just love watching Hummingbirds. It would be so cool to have that many all at once. Great photos.

Hugs~

Farm Girl said...

You must put some good stuff in the jar. The ones around here wait awhile before they start drinking out of ours. Then they fight like crazy never nice and orderly like at your drinking station.

Mike said...

I remember seeing 1 of these birds. Can't remember if it was this or last year. I put out a feeder and nothing. Probably because you're hogging them. ;)

Filip and Kristel said...

These colibries are so special and there are so many.

Greetings,
Filip

MTWaggin said...

Holy cow, that is a LOT of hummers and I'm glad you showed them, ours are long gone....

Inger said...

There are never too many photos on your blog and it is always a joy to look at them all.

DeniseinVA said...

Your photo overloads are always a joy. I don't get to see hummers but rarely, yours are fantastic!

Raggedy Creations said...

I love to watch the hummers.

Felicia

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Is that photo of your profile new? I really like it!

Our little guys and gals disappeared a few weeks ago. We've never had this many in spite of the numerous flowers on the patio. Regardless, I'll be looking to host a few next Summer.

MarmePurl said...

No such thing as photo overload with these fun little guys.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Not an overload -- each picture is different and each one captures some of their personality as well as their beauty! I loved the post.

Kerry said...

oooooooooooooooooh wow. you are on a hummingbird interstate. This is amazing. Some of our hummers have begun to leave. They're probably not in TX, but it's so great to see this.

Tammy said...

What a sight to see! Hummingbirds are so incredible; so sad I hardly ever see them. How cool it must be to have so many visiting at once! I would never get anything done, I would be so busy watching them:)

SandyCarlson said...

These are fabulous! Thank you.

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful and loved the way they took turns!

Randy said...

It's Happy Hour!

Jana said...

I just love hummingbirds and mine have came to an end this year, so I love to see them on your post.

Susan said...

Absolutely amazing! Those little birds are really something aren't they!

SweetMarie said...

They are just so pretty! I love all the green in the last photo! If I saw all of them in my yard I would run into the house screaming for my guys to come look!

ashok said...

nice gadget for the birds...lovely pics too

pattisjarrett said...

I know you'll miss them!

Joop Zand said...

So lovely these hummingbirds.....i like your pictures Teresa.

Wish you a nice sunday.

Joop

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Theresa,
These birds are so funny. It must be great to see them in your own garden.
Wonderful!!

many greeetings,
Marco

FOREST SNAPPER said...

I wish we had Hummingbirds over here, but i dont think they would be able to fly with raincoats on. Many thanks for the WORD VERIFACATION WARNING too.




peter

Linda said...

Great shots! We only had 4 or 5 this summer and now I will miss them....but they will be back.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...why, they're almost a 'swarm'!!! Fantastic images.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of birds in action.

Jeevan said...

Awesome indeed! Wish I have such a feeder to invite the humming birds in my neighborhood.

Clytie said...

I have never been able to catch hummingbirds in flight. But then I've never seen so many gorgeous little critters in one place before either!

Pia said...

I so envy you for having these wonderful birds in your garden and get this wonderful shots!

edenhills said...

You must have some really good nectar there!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

magical little creatures!

chubskulit said...

Lots of beautiful humming birds!


Visiting from a little late from camera critters.
Our Furr Babies
Have a blessed Sunday.
Rose

Robin said...

T, I would be in heaven to see that many Hummers all together. You're so lucky

Rohrerbot said...

You are so lucky to have all of these beautiful birds around through their migration. How awesome!!! I'd be sitting by the windows all day. However, you must have gone through quite a bit of sugar water:)

Betty Manousos said...

such beautiful little creatures!
totally enjoyed this post.

Andy Wilson (AndysLens) said...

Goodness gracious, that's a lot of hummingbirds. The most that ever visited my feeder was three.

Carletta said...

I'm SO envious!
I have had one (at least I've only seen one) all summer long. A little female that I saw today.
You are lucky to have so many.

wayside wanderer said...

Looks like a rockin' party!

Margaret said...

Photo load anytime with these charming birds.

Margaret said...

....just had to add I adore the silhouette capture.

Liz said...

Wow!! How wonderful to have so many right in your yard!! Thanks for sharing. I never get tired of seeing these sweet little birds.

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

I could never tire of looking at hummingbird pics! You did an awesome job capturing them. I don't have that many that come to my feeders, although I'd love it. I think I only have a couple left myself. It was 50 this morning at the house when I left for work so I think it won't be long before mine are gone for the season until the 1st of April.

Fjällripan said...

Thats amazing that you have so many of those wonderful birds! :)

Susan said...

Beautiful little birds. Having the time of their lives at your place :D)

Michelle said...

We're down to one hummer pair. I keep looking and hoping...and so far they're still here, but I know it won't be much longer. They're fun, aren't they? :)

missing moments said...

Love all those hummers! Stocking up on their long journey soon.

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos! I just flat out love hummingbirds.

Sandy said...

That last one....5 of them being still...that is amazing!

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

I LOVE hummingbirds! When I lived in British Columbia we had LOTS of them around...I even got attacked by one that flew at my pony tail after trying to chase away a squirrel from the feeder! Here in Kansas ..at least our part I haven't seen many. Great photo's!

Brian King said...

Cool shots! Even with most of yours gone, you still have more than we had all summer. Two hummers wouldn't share a feeder here, much less a whole swarm.

Becca said...

How'd I miss this? Wow! Look at all of them! I love hummingbirds!

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