Friday, August 29, 2014

Humming Bird

This little Hummingbird was outside our kitchen window as we were having lunch this noon. While it doesn't show in the picture, its back had a definite green color. We were unable to see any red coloration so are speculating it was a female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. We had never seen any in our back yard until we got the feeder for Orioles this spring. During the early spring we saw Hummingbirds a few times while sitting on the nearby deck. This is the first one we have seen for some time that we could confirm and be able to snap a  picture. Birds and wildlife are a frequent agenda item with our coffee group. I have been familiar with the more common species of birds in our area but never developed the interest that some of my friends have. One of the fellows indicated that he had logged his 87th local spotting so far this year. I still haven't accepted the trade-off of having bird watching replace golf but that's the way its headed. I don't play basketball anymore either.

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