I was thrilled to see the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds return this week, and this male has now established the deck as his territory. He felt so comfortable this afternoon that he spent some time preening in between darting off to fight intruders.
We had new windows installed this past winter, and the improved glass really allows me to shoot through them with better results. I purchased a few new feeders that I set up near the window, and the addition of this hibiscus tree provides a nice perch for them and good photo ops for me.
I plan to introduce some other plants and trees to see if I can continue adding to my collection of fun and colorful Hummingbird images. And, if I’m lucky, this one will stick around for the summer; he seemed to enjoy being photographed as the click of the shutter didn’t faze him at all.