Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Well Fed Hummer

This year has proven to be the best for hummingbirds at our location.  Years ago we were tickled to have a couple showing at our feeders.  Then it was half a dozen to a dozen........seldom ever seeing more than one at a feeder at the same time.  This year it's unreal how many hummingbirds are around us. 

All day we watch them zoom from trees to feeders with several hummers sitting on the feeders at one time.  Mainly female but a few males seem tolerant of others or maybe they just give in because there are so many to chase off.  Love the sounds they make between chirps and their wings as they zoom across the front yard.  Our trees are full of them  :-))

This little guy is a pudgy little thing and tries his best to guard the feeder outside my window.  

Worked in the Stillman & Birn Alpha journal

Uni-ball Signo UM-151 brown-black pen (.28) used on illustration

Sheaffer calligraphy pen used for writing on pages.

Daniel Smith pigments


larry said...

Great sketch, Susan. Love hummers but I can't seem to attract them around here. Never see any anywhere else either. Maybe it's too windy for them here :-)

Cheers --- Larry

Brigitte (SE. Louisiana) said...

Susan....I just wanted to drop you a little note to say that I adore your blog. I spend hours on here reading all of your posts. Thanks so much for sharing. You provide me a wealth of information.

Best regards,

Susan Bronsak said...

Larry.....I never knew what a hummingbird was until about 10 years ago. They are definitely unique!! Sorry you never see any.

Susan Bronsak said...

Brigitte........thank you so much for your lovely comment. I truly appreciate it.

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