007 Snap a Dozen Days
September is the month that our backyard comes alive with hummingbirds. It is rare for us to see hummers in the spring. And we have never had one stay for the summer. However, when the hummingbirds begin their southerly migration, they tend to stop over in our yard to feast on the flowers of the Turk's Cap shrub.
You can see how perfectly designed flower and bird are for each other in the photo above (all pictures in this post can be viewed in a larger format with the click of the mouse). As the hummingbird dips in for the nectar, her head brushes against the stamen and is dusted with pollen.
This year we have about six Ruby-throats that feed regularly in our yard. Each day we are entertained by their acrobatics.
And awed by their grace and beauty.
These amazing little birds are my favorites and I look forward to their return each year.