Vertical flying- show off!


The theme of the WP weekly challenge and my last entry for this week has to be one of THE Most ephemeral birds around- the hummingbird. She darts hither and thither teasing the photographer to capture that shot. These may not be the best I have ever taken but it is so nice to be able to enjoy this little bird and its antics this morning.

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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

12 thoughts on “Hummingbird”

  1. Actually, the sighting was in Jeterville which I think is in Amelia County!! I remembered that was where you were from! There are only 2 sightings listed in VA so far. Be on the look out!😀


  2. Oh I see! Yes the male I think has a ruby neck. Actually I’ve seen several
    Different kind in and around phoenix and and usually resort to the bird book for identification. Somebody needs to to develop a Shazam app for birds. !


  3. Oops, To clarify, that question was for Silver! Do you live in Arizona, Vanilla? Are your hummingbirds Ruby throats or another kind? I’ll have to look at the migration map! Enjoy your sightings!


  4. Hey, I have been following the hummingbird migration on a website map and someone posted a sighting I think was in your county! Was it you? I have been watching my feeder just in case they are nearby!


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