Friday, September 18, 2020

At the Feeders and in the Trees #40

Fewer hummers are visiting this week so I'm sharing a couple more pics of them before they are gone.




It's the molting season and I got lucky and snapped a few pics of a cardinal in molting.




During molting, birds' feathers are replaced.






The Carolina Wren visited this week too. Sorry, not my best pics but you can take a look. The two wrens were just a little outside of my focus range.










I love the birds so I am always grateful for their visits - Judy.


Linking to:


Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Hummers Are Still Visiting

 Although it is getting late in the season, I bought a new hummingbird feeder and hung it in a tree off of my deck. To my delight, a hummer started visiting right away.



Seems like no matter how many times I see the hummers at my feeders, it is always a thrill to watch them.



The Ruby-throated  Hummingbird is the most common hummer east of the Mississippi River. 


I feel fortunate to live in an area where hummers return each year.




This hummer spends its winters in Central America, Mexico, and Florida.
 



This is a female, notice the absence of the red throat (visible on the male). 


 



Did you know the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the only hummer to bread in eastern North America?



Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed my pics of the female Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Judy.

Linking to:

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Funtastic Link Party @ Two Chicks and A Mom on Thursday

Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace on Thursday

Friday Favorites Link Party @ Penny's Passion on Thursday


Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday 

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Saturday

Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Monday pm