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Aug 30, 2010

Back in the saddle

Some people have noticed that I've been absent from this space for a couple of months. It was some health issues but I'm back at my post, motivated in part by the little guy above. He is one of many Ruby-throated Hummingbirds who have taken over the backyard, in the late summer. Their presence is causing a lot of air-traffic-control problems for the Goldfinches, Chickadees, Cardinals, and Blue Jays, etc., not to mention migrating fall warblers. Did you know that hummingbirds have a top speed of almost 100 kms. per hour! It probably explains why I am constantly ducking these fascinating speed-demons, for fear of them impaling themselves in my forehead with their tiny perfect beaks.
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2 comments: said...

Berry, wow that is beautiful photo. For the first time in my life I got to photograph hummingbird this year. I planted a horse chestnut three few years ago, and I guess they found the tree. They are such an amazing little birds. Hope you are getting better. Glad to see you blogging. Anna :)

Bigwom said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has that fear of hummingbirds.