Can you believe it? A Hummingbird Caught on Camera!


This summer everyone in our house has been buzzing over all of the wildlife near that lives in the nearby forest. With the hopes of attracting many birds we set out many different kinds of bird feeders and waited to see what would stop buy.

The most exciting moments were all of the times we saw hummingbirds. As the summer went buy we didn’t see many hummingbirds. There was a total of 5 sightings over a couple of months. With the exception of one day, we had one sweet little hummingbird stopping buy at least once an hour! When I realized that he(or she) was continuously coming back I made sure to leave my camera in close reach. Every time someone shouted “HUMMINGBIRD” I would drop whatever I was doing and be at the the window as fast as I could to be sure that I got pictures. I was so fortunate when it started raining a little bit because it made a great picture become perfect.

Did you know that a hummingbird must consume approximately 1/2 of its weight in sugar daily, and the average hummingbird feeds 5-8 times per hour. That would explain why we saw this guy/gal many times throughout the day. What it doesn’t explain was why it was only consistently visiting us on the one day. Since that day we haven’t seen a single hummingbird.

I can not wait until next summer to see the hummingbirds again!



“You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind”