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.

Hummingbirds drink for two seconds or less, then look around.

Preparing to depart, hummingbirds back up a bit, then turn and zoom away.

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.

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