Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 315: Ruby Throated Hummingbird

We had lots of hummingbirds flitting to and from the feeder on our patio this morning, like a little avian all-you-can-eat buffet. Mr. E thinks the feathery crowds today may have been a result of the high winds and heavy rains yesterday that likely kept the birds from their typical feeding schedule.

One of the little brown birds was perched on the side of the feeder, and as it turned its head, I saw a bright and surprising flash of red revealed on the front of its neck. I think it must have been a ruby-throated hummingbird, like the one in this image:

So pretty! I'm so glad that we finally got a feeder and that our patio seems to be an appealing spot for these amazing little birds.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are such pretty birds and noisy!!

10:14 AM  

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