Yes, the hummers are back in town! We had at least two different ones at our feeder, maybe three, and they are so much fun to watch. First we saw this female red-throated hummingbird (or maybe a juvenile?); she really kept an eye on me:
Shortly thereafter, this male showed up. He’s my favorite! He sat up straight and posed for me! Check out those delicate little feathers around his legs:
His throat only appears red if the sunlight hits those throat feathers directly. This is a crummy picture, but you get a better look at the red:
There was a bee bothering him, and he reared back a bit and put his wings into gear:
It’s a good day if I can spend some time watching and photographing the hummers. And today will be equally fun — I’ll be at the Minnesota State Fair! Gotta go and put on my sensible walking shoes and grab my camera.