After years of trying, it happened in an instant.
Mrs. Getawaymoments spotted a hummingbird in our garden.
We watched for a minute and then it zipped away.
For years we had grown hummingbird friendly plants with no luck.
Our house sits in the middle of a huge housing development, a desert
of sorts. About two miles from our house is a street called Hummingbird Lane,
so I figured there must be some hummingbirds in the area. For ten plus
years we have waited to see a visitor, success at last.
It appears to be a male Ruby Throated, if you know send me a message.
After our first spotting, we both sat in the garden waiting for a chance
to photograph our new visitor. My first morning shots are above, with
a sample of the shots we have gotten since. It is quite a challenge
getting photos of a hummingbird eating, especially one NOT at a feeder.
Firebush seems to be the plant that finally worked in enticing them
to come for a visit.
Stay tuned as we document these little guys in the future.