Monday, September 24, 2012

The Last Resort Hummers

This is a reminder to me of all the hummingbirds we saw while on our two week stay in Rockport, TX.  A  tiny sampling from one photo I took  that turned out as nicely as it did.

Where the RV resort is located must be on a flight way for hummingbirds.  The residents normally look for this time of year having scores of hummers hitting feeders they put out.  Local stores have trouble keeping sugar and red food coloring in stock.

We have hummingbirds in West Virginia from around May or June till August to mid September but lucky to see a few to a dozen.  We were totally amazed by the number of hummingbirds we saw at the feeders at the park.

My sister made sure we had a few feeders to hang outside our cabin.  Between her feeders and ours (her lot next to the cabin we rented), the hummingbird activity was something to behold (for us anyways).  We sat for long periods just watching all the activity.  Most of the hummingbirds we saw were the Ruby Throat but now and then we'd spot one we knew was a different variety.

Upon arriving home we took note that all our resident hummers were gone..........until next year.

Stillman & Birn Alpha series journal;  Pilot Prera pen; 1" Flat and #10 Round; W&N - RS, BS, Fr Ultra, Paynes Gray and Daniel Smith - Cer Bl and Sap Grn

I'm thinking I might have this made as a magnet for my sister - either the size of an ATC or maybe 4 x 6 size cropping like this......


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8 comments:

Stacy said...

Beautiful drawing and watercolor work!

Sandy Sandy said...

I like this loose look, Susan! I haven't seen any hummers here for a couple of days, but still have 5 feeders out which I changed yesterday. I'm sure I'll get some travelers yet, but mine are all gone too.

Laure Ferlita said...

You've caught that alert personality they have even when they're at rest! I'm sure your sister would be thrilled to have this as a magnet.

Elizabeth Smith said...

This has such a tender and lovely loose feeling to it! Very beautiful work. You're lucky to see so many hummers, I haven't had a chance to observe many this year. Their busy-ness and tiny iridescent bodies always lift my spirits!

Susan Bronsak said...

Stacy............thank you!!

Susan Bronsak said...

Sandy........I appreciate that! We too have refilled a couple feeders for those flying by. Haven't seen any but at least they can feed should any come around. I get so excited when they come each year and sad when they leave. But it's something nice to look forward to :-)

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you Laure!!! :-)

Susan Bronsak said...

Elizabeth........thank you! These little guys are really something to sit and watch. They never cease to amaze me.

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