My neighbors and I both have hummingbird feeders out, and we think we are seeing but two hummingbirds regularly this year.
One of them was quite active on a hot Thursday morning this past week, so I grabbed the camera and went outdoors to await the bird’s return. These are skittish little creatures; sudden moves by photographers create a ‘fly away now’ impulse. So I was still. And I waited.
This little bird was also sticking its beak into the petunias, which apparently contain little nectar. But pollen is there, and so the hummingbird helps flowers pollinate.