Every evening this week I’ve gotten home from work and the juvenile Ruby-Throated Hummingbird that has been visiting my feeder has returned several times. Since this is a record for my yard this year, I am always on the lookout for it, but waited until the weekend to attempt taking a picture.
All day today, I kept looking out at the hummingbird feeders and the hummer never showed up. I began to wonder if it had decided to move on.
Then this evening, right about the same time I’ve been seeing it every day, the bird came back. I suspect it does not like to show up when there are a lot of birds in the yard, which, if today is any indicator, has been all day long, of course, when there was better light. But if I put the feeders where there is less traffic, if there is such a place in my little yard, I’ll never see it.
So I stood out by the back steps this evening, focused the camera on the feeder, and waited. About 6:37 PM, I was rewarded and had just enough light to get a few images.