Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday Snow Bird - Hummingbirds are Back!

southern utah snow
Snow has been in the forecast all week for today. However, we weren't supposed to see any accumulation ( says that almost every time, and we always get more than they say). I don't mind, because we can always use the moisture up here in the high desert. However, the Black-chinned Hummingbirds started to return last week, so no fun for them! I stood out on the deck for about half an hour, determined to catch one with my camera. This is a progression of photos - poor little guy, but at least he has food.

I finally spotted him huddling in the tree, but he was too far away and his back was turned.

After a while, he moved to a branch. I was facing the light, so not great, but he was so cute fluffing out his feathers:-)

He finally came over to the feeder. He's keeping an eye on me, because I'm fairly close and not hidden. Then he went back into the tree, where you can get an idea of how he really feels about the snow - brrrr! He's probably wishing he'd stayed down south a little longer. I'm glad they're coming back, though. Fortunately, it's supposed to start clearing again tomorrow, and they can warm up again. Here's to clearer, happier hummingbird photos soon!


Nature in the Burbs said...

Very nice! Enjoyed seeing your photos.

Creative Critters said...

Awesome pics! Poor little hummingbird- he looks cold! Thanks so much for sharing =)
-Michelle of CreativeCritters

Erica Lea said...

Thank you both for your kind comments! It's now a little warmer here, and we're starting to see some happier hummies:-)