One of the sights that brings me a lot of joy is when a hummingbird visits our flowers. We used to put out feeders for them, but stopped a few years ago. Instead we have a fair amount of early Spring flowers that seem to have the same attraction, including two large and prolific japonica (quince) bushes. Although I read that these sweet little birds prefer a flower with a trumpet shape, they don’t seem to mind any of the shapes we have, whether from these blossoms or the frilly skirted fuchsias we have in hanging baskets. About a week ago I looked out of the kitchen window and I was rewarded with my first sighting of a hummingbird drinking nectar from these. The sight of them never fails to give me a thrill. For a special treat today we get 2 closeups of these little birds, in the photographs below. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. A flower a Day #253
This little chap is about to take off from being rescued by Steven from being caught in a spider’s web! Which reminded me of the saying… A bird in the hand….
Is worth 2 in the bush! (Photo below taken by Steven Kennard)
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The Flower a Day Gallery with current content is below. Each day a new photo will be added. With today’s post there are now 253 to view. Click or tap to view full size.
A gallery of flowers shared on a daily basis to cheer myself and hopefully you, the viewer too, during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic period. Posts from May 2021
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