2 days ago

Hummingbird sitting on a prickly pear cactus #hummingbird #desert #garden

A tiny hummingbird is sitting on top of a prickly pear cactus. The sky is overcast.

The nests are coming along! The one on the board is part of a memorial piece I'm creating to honor my mother-in-law who passed away 3 years ago. She loved to feed the hummingbirds and the flowers resting around it were from her service.
The other nest is so full of hair! I can't believe how much hair is woven in! It's proving a little trickier to pour resin on. I've got a little mess to fix on it already.

#art #artist #nature #nest #hummingbird

Close-up of the inside of a hummingbird nest made from hair, twigs, string, along with other fine threaded materials, and lined with milkweed floof. Resin has been poured and dried on the nest with a little accumulation gathered at the top right.
Close-up of the outside of a hummingbird nest made from hair, twigs, string, along with other fine threaded materials, and lined with milkweed floof.
Close-up of a hummingbird nest made from pine needles, hair, and covered in lichen on the outside. It has been resined to a scrap of wood along with sprigs of eucalyptus and limonium.
American Naturalist
5 days ago

Hummingbirds may seem like honest hovering fairies that trade pollination services for nectar, but more than 20 times, short-billed species evolved long toenails to cling, and some even pierce flowers to steal nectar instead, while long-billed species are forced to hover to feed. Free article by Colwell et al.: #hummingbird #pollination #nectar #beak

Reed Mideke
2 weeks ago
Anna's hummingbird perched on an olive branch, facing the camera, seen against a grey cloudy sky.
A small bird (IDK, some kind of finch?) with a yellow front and yellow face with a black mask around the eyes and black stripe on top of the head, peering over the branch it's perched toward the camera, in a bush with blue flowers.
The same small bird perched in the same bush, now lowing to the left.
2 weeks ago

If you need a soothing respite and a reminder of what nonhuman animals can teach us, check out this new poem + music video "I Wait For" #poetry #improvisation #hummingbird

2 weeks ago

According to a legend from North America’s Mojave people, humans originally lived underground in the dark until a hummingbird guided them up into the light. #FolkloreSunday

#Folklore #Folktale #Myth #Legend #Hummingbird #Mojave #NativeAmericanFolklore

Photo of a green hummingbird hovering next to a pink flower
2 weeks ago

A Black-Chinned Hummingbird, a first New York state record, seen on Randall's Island in New York City today. #birds #BirdPhotography #WildlifePhotography #birding #newyork #hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird hovering near purple and white blossoms
Mark H
2 weeks ago

Chatting with someone on Instagram who's currently very near where we visited in Costa Rica three weeks ago and who's had more stationary hummingbirds to photograph. Our flying friends were decidedly more zippy-all-over-the-place and this is probably the best of the photos I managed to snap in the cloud forest.

#Travel #Photography #TravelPhotography #Bird #Birds #BirdsOfMastodon #Hummingbird #CostaRica #CloudForest #BirdPhotography

A dense forest is blurred in the background while the focus is on a plastic container hanging from a tree out of view above the shot. The container has a clear top, a little like a hot air balloon in shape, and with signs of condensation inside it. The base of it is a with small yellow, flower-like openings. Hovering to the left of the container is a hummingbird, its head and long beak aiming at one of the petal openings while its wings are blurred with motion.
2 weeks ago

This will double as my #randombranchiness and my #smallart post today. I like to offer smaller prints for people who may not have the wall space for large framed #artprints but still want to enjoy original #art in their homes or offices.

This #hummingbird print comes in many formats but my favorite is the framed version.

Find it here>

#MastoArt #FediArt #fediverse #FediGiftShop #AYearForArt #Giftidea

A colorful watercolor bird painting of a vivid orange and gold rufous hummingbird perched on a bare tree branch with a paint splattered textured background framed and matted hanging on a wall.
Closer view of the artwork with a colorful watercolor bird painting of a vivid orange and gold rufous hummingbird perched on a bare tree branch with a paint splattered textured background.
Space Wrangler
3 weeks ago

#Hummingbird and poppy

Black and grey tattoo of a hummingbird drinking nectar from a poppy flower
Sue Zipkin
3 weeks ago

25 % off FINE ART PRINTS! All weekend. These pillows are also fine art prints.


#FediGiftShop #artist #Pillows #AYearForArt #HolidayGifts #hummingbird

This  image comprises a range of throw pillows featuring  artwork. It includes a snowman pillow, a watercolor floral pillow in red and oranges, an abstract painting pillow, a hummingbird pillow, and a pillow with owls and mushrooms on a dark background. There are two more abstract painting pillows: one in blues, and the other in impressionistic style. Finally, there is a pillow that showcases a lovely sunflower design.
1 month ago

TFW you're trying to have a snack and there's a big racket of shutter-clicks.

#photography #hummingbird

Hummingbird in flight, staring right at the camera.
1 month ago

Another crappy photo, the hummingbird and the jay


[Alt text correction, the jay is on a powerline, but the hummingbird is on the tip of a twig]

Hummingbird and scrubjay on adjacent powerlines
Sharon Cummings Art (Official)
1 month ago

a hummingbird haze
an exceptional Summer
nectar for my soul!

*I got to see a lot of hummingbirds this Summer. I love when they catch my eye and I can just watch from my window in awe.*

#MastoPrompt - exceptional#575prompt - nectar
#dailyhaikuprompt - haze


#hummingbird #hummingbirds #bird #birds #birdart #nature #fun #cute #art #artwork #artist #mastoart #fediart #colorful #colorfulart #haiku #smallpoems #poetry #poet #poets #poem #poems #writing #writingcommunity

colorful hummingbird art in purple, blue and pink with unique circles by artist and poet Sharon Cummings.

#3GoodThings @IanThistlethwaite

1. Enjoying a sunny lunch break outside on my patio
2. Treated to 3 #lizards dancing along our brick wall, stopping to sun themselves
3. A #hummingbird flittering from our bushes to citrus trees and chasing away a 2nd hummingbird

Reed Mideke
1 month ago



A green hummingbird seen from behind, hovering with its beak in a cluster of blue flowers, surrounded by similarly green leaves and more flowers
1 month ago
Hummingbird hovering near feeder, autumnal maple leaves in background.
Resolviendo la incógnita
1 month ago

Aquí se ve mejor cómo cambia el brillo de las plumas del colibrí de Ana según la orientación. #hummingbird #colibri #birds #aves

Cuando mira hacia un lado, las plumas rosas del colibrí se ven negras.
Resolviendo la incógnita
1 month ago

Los machos de colibrí de Ana (Calypte anna) también tienen una garganta y corona con plumas iridiscentes cuyos brillantes colores solo se ven desde ciertos ángulos. #hummingbird #colibri #birds #aves

Ave con una "barba" de plumas rosas que también le cubre por encima y a los lados de los ojos.
Resolviendo la incógnita
1 month ago

El colibrí de Elliot o zumbador guatemalteco (Atthis ellioti) macho tiene una gorguera que extiende durante el cortejo. #hummingbird #colibri #birds #aves

Colibrí con "barba" de plumas rosa.
1 month ago

Today it’s exactly a month since I got my Z Flip 5 and I need to switch back to iPhone for a couple of weeks because of work. 🫠

It’s ok I guess… I’ll use the flip for personal stuff. Meanwhile here’s a Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

#Hummingbird #Birds #Update

Ruby-throated Hummingbird perched on a branch, the bird is facing left.
Blurry Bits Photography
1 month ago

Some bonus #Hummingbird slow-mo from our male Annas..🐦

#birds #birbs #SlowMotion #clip

A male Annas Hummingbird hitting the feeder..
1 month ago

An Allen’s hummingbird with orange trumpet flowers, blue and monarch butterflies, and dragonfly painted on fabric with crystals. #hummingbird #TextileArt

Side view of hummingbird with flowers painted on fabric.
1 month ago

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) on rose in Norman, Oklahoma, United States on September 29, 2023

Some of the camera settings I used to make this photo are at:

#bird #hummingbird #Archilochus #wild #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Oklahoma #photography

A Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) was perched on a rose bush twig in Norman, Oklahoma, United States on September 29, 2023
Claudia Zahn
1 month ago
1 month ago

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) on Salvia farinacea in Norman, Oklahoma, United States, September 28, 2023

Some of the camera settings I used to make this photo are at:

#bird #hummingbird #Archilochus #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Oklahoma

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) on Salvia farinacea in Norman, Oklahoma, United States, September 28, 2023
2 months ago

It's Mid-October and still the #butterflies are finding our garden. Here one of my favourites that I seldom see: a #hummingbird hawkmoth

#kolibrievlinder #vlinder #tuin

Camera is following the rapid wings of a hovering hummingbird hawkmoth over a pot of pink and purple flowers. A butterfly with a very typical recognisable type of flight: like a hummingbird! With a long tongue it hovers near a flower and eats flying.
2 months ago

tall very high res image, click to expand.

more insane #hummingbird photography. this little male was guarding his territory -- a small patch of flowers!

just look at his colors. a wonderful balance of red, magenta, aqua, and blood orange. nature has such amazing complex beuty if you stop and look for it!

#photography #birds #nature #NaturePhotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography

a hummingbird with a very vivid orange throat and a myriad of colors
2 months ago

Today I saw two flycatchers, and if you disagree with my identifications, you're probably right. I also saw a juvenile woodpecker. The last picture is in memory of my hummingbirds, all of whom have left for the south. #birds #birding #birdphotography #nature #naturephotography #hoosiermast #flycatcher #woodpecker #hummingbird

This is probably an eastern phoebe.  It's a small bird with gray head and back feathers, and a cream colored throat, chest and belly.
I think this is an eastern peewee. It is a small, olive-brown bird, with a whiteish throat, chest and belly. It has long wings, unlike other flycatchers.
This is a juvenile red headed woodpecker, hatched this summer. It won't get its red head for a while, maybe a year from now. It has a brown head, brownish-black feathers and a dingy white belly.
This is the last look at the juvenile male ruby throated hummingbird that was probably hatched in my yard this summer. I haven't seen him or his sister for 10 days, so I assume they have departed for the south, which they have never seen, but somehow they know how to get there.
2 months ago

Got told off by a hummingbird today (lol).

Lots of angry hovering & high-pitched squeaking. If you've never been yelled at by a hummingbird lemme tell you it's absolutely ADORABLE.

Hummingbirds returned about a week ago (migration time) so I put out the feeder. The territorial battles have been epic. Like Star Wars level lol.

And this one guarding the feeder gets *very hostile* every time I dare to go outside. 😂

(info in alt-text)

#TexasGarden #hummingbird #BackyardBirds #BirdPhotography

A hummingbird perched on a green clothesline directly beneath a hanging hummingbird feeder. Background is a blur of green from trees behind my house.

Further detail & context: the feeder is a clear glass bulb that is painted with decorative leaves and flowers. It is hanging from a wooden pergola beam at the edge of my back patio. A green clothesline runs about a foot beneath it. The tiny hummingbird is perched beneath the feeder, aggressively guarding it against another hummingbird in the yard.
A brown and white hummingbird perched on a bare twig.

The background is an out-of-focus brown wooden fence and a horizontal silver pole leftover from a chain-link fence I removed (but left the framework for trellising). The depth perception is very off here. The fencing is actually several feet behind the hummingbird. Photo was taken with a long lens from across the yard.
The same hummingbird perched on a bare twig but from a different angle, showing the iridescent green of its wings. I'm told this is a female Ruby-throated hummingbird. They are very common in eastern Texas and migrate south through our area this time of year.

Background is a gray wooden fence and a few stray American beautyberry vines with clusters of bright magenta-colored berries.
Planet Chad Photography
2 months ago

A ruby throated hummingbird with its tongue sticking out. I was watching them at the local arboretum. I didn't realize my shutter speed was 1/4000 which resulted in the dark background.

I believe I was told that this is a female which is why there is no ruby throat. If I'm wrong please let me know.

#hummingbird #birds #nature #wildlife #fedigiftshop

A juvenile ruby throated hummingbird perched on a small tree branch with its tongue stuck out. the background is all black.
2 months ago

The anole lizard is back on the feeder and this Ruby-throated #hummingbird seems none too happy about it.

#hummingbirds #lizards #BackyardWildlife #photography #nature #sharing

Color photo of a green anole lizard laying on the left side of the round metal base of a hummingbird feeder with an upright red glass reservoir attached in the center. To the right and just above the base a female Ruby-throated hummingbird is hovering in the air looking towards the lizard.
2 months ago

This month, I made an effort to get out of the house and get some pictures of migrating warblers, but things did not work out for me. I was sitting on my back porch this afternoon, when this fellow showed up to cheer me up: a black throated green warbler. Then came a male downy woodpecker and a juvenile ruby throated hummingbird. #birds #birding #birdsofmastodon #birdphotography #nature #naturephotography #photography #hoosiermast #warbler #woodpecker #hummingbird

This is a tiny black throated green warbler; it has a yellow and gray head, a black throat, with white chest and belly and black and white wings.
This is a male downy woodpecker. He is black and white all over with a red stripe at the back of his head, telling the world that he is a male.
A hummingbird , wings outspread, landing on the feeder. The dark spots on his throat mark him a a juvenile male.
2 months ago

This is the second time I’ve found an anole lizard - maybe it’s the same lizard - on the #hummingbird feeder. It has to jump a foot (30 cm) or so across from the wall to get over to it. I thought maybe it’s going after insects that are attracted by the feeder’s sugary liquid, but it looks like it’s licking around the feeder itself. Do lizards have a sweet tooth? 🤔

#PhotoMonday #lizards #BackyardWildlife #photography

Close up color photo of a yellow-green anole lizard standing on the base of a hummingbird feeder with its upper body and head raised and its front legs up on the red glass reservoir of the feeder.
Marc Whitaker
2 months ago

#Birds #SanDiego

An orange-crowned warbler is trying to figure out the #Hummingbird feeder.

This video shows an orange-crowned warbler trying to figure out the #Hummingbird feeder.
2 months ago

When you're about to complain to the waiter about the fly in your soup...
#nature #NaturePhotography #birds #Wildlife #naturecommunity #photography #BirdsOfMastodon #birding #birdphotography #hummingbird

Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Tina LeCour
3 months ago
This is an image of a Ruby Throated Hummingbird flying around some autumn mums!
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3 months ago

ok last birbs for the day

ruby-throated hummingbird and a white-breasted nuthatch

#birbs #BirdsOfMastodon #nuthatch #hummingbird #birds

a female ruby-throated hummingbird sits at the edge of a branch.
a white breasted nuthatch sits on a dead stump and gives a super casual side-eye
Planet Chad Photography
3 months ago

A juvenile ruby throated hummingbird taking a small break from feeding on the nearby flowers.

I watched this hummingbird feed on several flowers then fly up to perch on this branch for a while before going back to the flowers. I also noticed the tongue was starting to come out in this photo.

#hummingbird #nature #birds #wildlife

A small hummingbird with yellowish/green iridescent feathers perched on a small branch with a bit of tongue showing.
Planet Chad Photography
3 months ago

A lone ruby throated hummingbird perched on a long branch extended out into the open with a green bokeh background.

The visits of the ruby throated hummingbird are getting shorter each day. The fall migration starts as early as Mid- July with the peak being in late august and early September.

#hummingbird #nature #birds #wildlife

A small green hummingbird perched on a long branch  looking out into the green bokeh background.
Marc Whitaker
3 months ago

#Hummingbird #SanDiego

Today's hummingbird:

Hummingbird stopping by for a snack.
3 months ago

Look who came to my morning coffee party.

#BloomScrolling #BikeOfTheDay #Hummingbird

A hummingbird visits a purple blossom of a Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' (Anise-Scented Sage) behind it is a garden plant stand that looks like a red bicycle.
3 months ago

These tiny creatures are losing their battle to survive.

The Rufous hummingbird lost two-thirds of its population since 1970, according to the 2022 State of the Birds report.

These tiny creatures are one of 70 bird species on the “Tipping Point” list that will lose another fifty percent of their populations in the same time frame if conservation doesn’t improve.

#Birds #Hummingbird #Colonization #HabitatLoss #ExtinctionEvents

The Rufous Hummingbird is magical. The male’s iridescent throat glows brighter than a shiny copper penny and like most hummingbirds, whizzes through the air curiously hovering right in front of humans who ponder them.