I was putting together the pieces of a longer post when the rain started.
If you’ve read any of my posts lamenting the drought in the Ozarks, you know that rain is a reason for rejoicing! I was working on a bird feeder repair in the kitchen when I looked out the window and saw this:
A female hummer enjoying the shower…
She started to spin and do her best impression of a turkey with a glance to the right…
followed by a whole lotta shakin’
The rain gauge is filling up, the grass is starting to green up, the hummers are dancing, all is right with the world.
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Nice shots and fun post! Thank you!
That first shot is just amazing! 🙂
Thank you, Rigel!
I am so happy you were able to capture this – we love watching these tiny creatures preen and dance. It has been a great hummingbird seasons here – just a bit north of you – but won’t be long before they begin heading to Central America for the winter – smart birds! K
It has been an amazing season – I am just enchanted by them. How long do they stay? Some locals have been saying to keep the feeders up until December – I’ve always taken them down earlier.
We usually leave ours up until mid- late Oct. I think we may have a few stragglers then but most are gone the first week of Oct or so. They didn’t really show up at our house until late June this year – had a few earlier but the swarm came in then. So not sure if they will leave on their regular sched. Just love your photos! K
Thanks – mine arrived late too – I thought I had missed them by not having the feeders out in May. They seem to have found me just fine now:)
Oh this is so lovely!
Thanks – they are such amazing creatures.
What a lovely capture.
Sharing a series of photos makes the event so interesting.
We’ve got a beautiful sunny blue sky in Melbourne today and here am I rejoicing in that Spring finally has arrived and the continuous rain seems to have abated (at least for today).
Thanks Vicki, We have had a summer-long drought, we are about 15 inches behind. The rain was a welcome sight this weekend:) I feel like we missed much of our spring. I know how you feel though – a typical spring here can seem like endless rain. Hope you start seeing spring flowers soon!
Wow, I can see the rain drops – you are an awesome photog! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos!
Thanks Diana – I was loosing light so I snapped fast. I’m not sure what she was doing out there but she has staked her claim to that branch – she’s still there ready to dive bomb anyone visiting her feeders.
I’m thinking we should dub you “The Bird Whisperer”!
LOL – I love it when they make eye contact – when they don’t mind my presence. It is my patio after all:)
These pictures are amazing. Neat to actually see the rain in the shots.
Thanks – I was inside the doorway today because of the rain – The raindrops were a nice surprise.