The New Year opens up another opportunity to share the wonders that come to us each day, and on the first day of January we had a visitor that has decided to stay! Our little hummingbird is not a migratory bird. This species does stay in the Pacific Northwest to weather the winter. He is referred to as "resident" hummingbird! In the past several days, with the feeder full of nectar, we have seen three separate hummingbirds visit for a sip of sweetness!
Look closely at the top bird, see his tiny white tongue extended, and about to dip into the feeder.
This particular little bird allowed me to capture his movements for several minutes. He didn't fly off when I opened the front door, went back inside to get the camera, and returned to start snapping numerous photos.
An extra thrill will be taking the photos from my new G15 Cannon Power Shot camera! Those of us who blog, and share our photography, understand when we say that digital photography has changed our lives. It is easy to be a photographer and take all the photos we want.
It is a Happy New Year!