Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday .. Backyard Hummers

Happy Wednesday Y’all .. Today I’m sharing a few photos from a friend Debra’s back yard. Debra is a huge hummingbird lover and she has 12 hummingbird feeders that she has to fill every 3 days. She’s got the birds baybeee. Everywhere you turn .. they’re zipping past ya.

Take a gander at this Sunflower.. It was massive! It’s about 15” inches wide. Isn’t it beautiful!



Here are some of the amazing photos that we were able to catch of her Hummingbirds.


Did you know that hummingbirds can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12-90 times per second. They can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so.


Ruby-throated Adult Female Hummingbird:

Emerald green back, white breast and throat, rounded tail with white tips. Larger than the male, with longer bill.


Ruby-throated Adult Male Hummingbird:

Emerald green back, iridescent ruby red throat that may appear black under some lighting conditions, gray flanks, forked tail with no white. Smaller than the female.

Here’s Ashley holding a male hummingbird at the Georgia Hummers Hummingbird Festival last summer.


Closer shot of the male Hummingbird she held.


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Here’s a Male that couldn’t wait for the feeder to get hung.. He flew right up and perched as she was hanging it on the hook.


One of the many wild baby bunnies that she’s been feeding.


Big Daddy Jack.. She calls him her “Watch Rabbit” he just lays around like a yard dog snoozing and watching everything going on around him.


I hope y’all enjoyed tagging along to see Debra’s backyard and her hummingbirds with us.. I’ll admit I’m a bit jealous of all the hummingbirds she has.. but I really don’t think I could handle taking care of that many. So for now when I need a lil hummingbird fix.. I’ll just head back over and visit Deb’s Hummingbird Village.

To see more Outdoor treats.. Click on the button below and head over to A Southern Daydreamer and see what Susan and all the others are sharing this week.


Hugs Y’all,




  1. Great pictures! I have a hummingbird feeder up and didn't get any this year. I will try again next year after doing some research.

  2. Incredible pictures! They are the most adorable birds, and seem to be friendly, especially when the food is on the table! My sis has several feeders, and they are always flitting...we love to watch them. So sweet to see the little one holding the little one! The sunflower is pretty amazing too. Have a great week!


  3. Fantastic photo's. The hummingbirds are soooooo small!

  4. Debbie what a truly gorgeous and amazing post! I'm coming to back to read every single thing in more detail in just a bit.

    What are blog rankngs? I'll help you in any way if I can.
    Your blog is just wonderful.

    I hope you feel better soon. ~Blessings my friend, Melissa :)

  5. Debbie, You've captured these birds so well... Can't believe the one your daughter held was so teenie tiny! Hilarious picture of the rabbit just lying around looking like a dog! tee hee...
    :-) Sue

  6. Oh...how I love hummingbirds. Great shots. Thank you.

  7. Lovely photo images of the sweet hummies! Aren't they spectacular?!

    Thanks for shring your pix of such sweet wee feathered friends!

    Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  8. That widdle baby bunny just melts my heart!!!

  9. The sunflower is massive and wonderful! Great shots on the hummingbirds...I can never capture them because they are so fast. Great photos! Mumzie :)

  10. Hello! What amazing pictures of the hummingbirds! I've never seen them any other way than flying around. hee hee I really enjoyed your pics. Thank you for sharing with us.

  11. Such awesome shots. Beautiful outdoor post!
    Hi Jade. Nice blog.

  12. Oh my goodness! I am impressed that you could photograph hummingbirds. Lovely job!

  13. The motion shot of the hummingbird is beautiful, with their speed (flapping their wings) you captured it well!

  14. Amazing pics! I know how hard they are to catch cause they don't keep still and they are very fast. We have them around too. Beautiful pictures!...Christine

  15. I love the motion shot, especially with that speed. You captured it very well!

  16. Beautiful shots! I love hummingbirds, they are just like little bits of jewelry flitting about. And the bunny shots are amazing, I can't believe the big guy just stayed and let you get his photo! Kathy

  17. OMG! Perfect, amazing, awesome! I love your pics!



  18. Awesome....we have a hummingbird feeder, but I can never get such great photos as you have shared.

    Guess I need a new camera!

    My Outdoor Wednesday is photos of surfers/the Gulf Waters...come on over test the water temperatures!! I'd love to have your company today.

  19. Oh my goodness! I would love to hold a hummingbird...they are so fast I didn't know you could catch them! Your pictures are just beautiful..I just love little hummers! Thanks for sharing...I may have to go to the festival just to hold a little hummer. Miss Bloomer

  20. Wow! Love your hummingbird shots...fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Hi Debbie,
    What spectacular photos! That sunflower is incredible and those hummingbirds are just darling! Thanks for sharing on Outdoor Wednesday. Have a wonderful day.


  22. awesome pictures. I love them.
    Have a nice day

  23. what a great post, i really enjoyed it

  24. Hi Debbie,
    Your pictures are amazing. I got a picture or a still bluebird and thought I was doing good. You really captured those little guys. Thanks for sharing and Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

  25. We enjoy watching hummingbirds from my Mother in Law's porch next door. You got great pics.

    The rabbits are cute too.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  26. unbelievable how small these birds are. great pictures.

  27. Such delicate little birds. I just love them!. Your pictures are lovely and I really enjoyed the post.

    Take care and have a great day,

  28. Oh look at that hummingbird! How in the world did you capture it? What a beautiful head. And that's a gorgeous sunflower.

  29. What great pictures! I love hummingbirds too! Thanks for sharing...

  30. These are absoluly beautiful photos! I especially love the little fellow waiting patiently for his meal! :)

  31. Who doesn't love hummingbirds? I had lots of them in California, but they just migrate through where I live now, so I seldom spot them.

    That pic of the sunflower is amazing!

    Nice to see you back to blogging!


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