Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Warmer Weather

The last few days have been beautiful.
The temperatures are climbing,the snow is almost gone
and the birds are returning.
I have not got any new pictures to show,simply because I have not had time to do any editing,but I do have a few pictures of birds which will return in a month or so.
This Ruby-throated Hummingbird was taken by Jake in 2009.
All the pictures today were shot in Winnipeg at the English Gardens.
The remaining pictures are taken by Ruth in 2009.
Obviously they have all been done on the same day and among the same flowers,this is what happens when the birds are so busy feeding,they pay no attention to the humans with the cameras.
The Hummingbirds love these Monarda or Bee Balm as they are also called.
For those of you you already have Hummingbirds around these pictures may not be too exciting,but for us,who still need to exercise patience,they may help to remind us of what is to come.
I hope that these flying jewels brought a ray of sunshine into your life today.


21 comments:

  1. Aren't they just the tiniest and sweetest little birds! Beautiful!

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  2. Hummingbirds are always a marvel to me. I'm trying to encourage them in my yard buy so far I've only had a few. These are beautiful pictures. I always forget that this is Jake's blog, too. You two are a great photo team.

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  3. HI Ruth, Great photos of your hummers... I put one feeder out TODAY---hoping that they may come to visit early this spring.... I have about 3 more to put out once they are here...

    Yes---Spring has finally Sprung.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Oh, lovely! We don't get hummingbirds this far north, and I do miss seeing them. I'm glad you posted these.

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  5. Our little hummers should be showing up around the middle of April. Fabulous shots Ruth (and Jake) You guys make a Great Team :)

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  6. These are amazing captures of hummingbirds, Jake and Ruth! Hbirds are incredible athletes. They visit our feeder when I remember to fill it regularly. I'm glad spring is finally showing up in Ontario!

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  7. Wonderful hummer photos! so close and detailed and with the flower color, really beautiful! I'm enjoying getting to see a couple different types for a change while in Arizona. Hummingbirds are such little miracles of beauty and joy! Their return is always so welcome.

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  8. I look forward to the hummingbirds coming back, and none too soon for me! Good luck this year topping these excellent photos posted here!

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  9. Yes, we are all waiting for hummer here in the NE - they usually show up right as the apple blossoms appear. Really nice pictures, Ruth. Something to look forward to!

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  10. What wonderful photos and so clear and detailed. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

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  11. These are some of the finest pictures of hummingbirds that I have ever seen. Both of you did a tremendous job.

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  12. Fascinating! I have never seen a Hummingbird "in person" before. I am always thrilled to see photos - these ones are really spectacular. Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  13. What great shots! The Hummers won't arrive here until the end of July, when they head back south.

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  14. Beautiful! I look forward to when they return(my wife puts out several feeders).

    We had a world class afternoon here today after a windy cold morning, so hopefully things are looking up weather wise.

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  15. Oh! These pictures are so magnificent. They took my breath away with their beauty! Just stunning!

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  16. Wow - Hummingbirds are very special to me. I don't get to see many in my area. Beautiful captures!

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  17. I can't wait to see the hummingbirds! Those photos are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful shots..Ruth! I am sooooo ready for all this to return. This is our first day of full sunshine in several..and oh how welcomed it was!!

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  19. What's not to be excited about? These are Fabulous! I especially love the second one. amazing!

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  20. I had planted several monarda or bee balm last spring and they were visited by the hummingbirds. They will be fully developed this summer so I hope the birds return to them in record numbers. I like your photos of this one on bee balm.

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  21. Ruth the photos are gorgeous! Aren't they just the most amazing creatures? I must say that several of the hummingbirds coming to our feeder seem to eat without concern, but there is one, and I'm not sure what kind it is (has a brilliant crimson throat and much smaller than the others), but he is quite anxious when he looks in and sees me. One day! I'll get a shot. ;)

    We hope you and your family have a blessed Easter. Diana

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