Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Autumn Bird and Summer Jeweled Bird


I have worked on "Happy Whoo Whoo Day" when time allows.  The problem is that time does not allow for much stitching.  Nonetheless this is going to be a charming autumn bird.

I don't often compose a blog post around just one bird. 

But on Sunday morning this male Anna's Hummingbird put on a show.   

The light was just right to capture the amazing colors of his iridescent head and gorget.

He displayed - bright and furious - as though it was May and he was courting.

Usually he is wary of me, and I cannot get very close.

But on Sunday, I could creep ever closer. 

I never saw or heard another male hummingbird. 

But something certainly stirring up this guy.

Fuchsia, and bronze, and copper, and green.

Some people think November is a dull-colored month.

I'd have to disagree!

21 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow, he's spectacular and your photos are amazing!

Melody said...

You captured some wonderful pictures of him!! He's very beautiful.

Vickie said...

Oh he is gorgeous! If I was a girl hummer looking for a mate, he'd be it! ;)

Justine said...

He's gorgeous! You got some great photos there Beth.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Your photos are all lovely. He's such a beautiful bird and your close ups show him in all his splendour.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow. A bit jealous I am...your spotting this gorgeous hummer would be a dream come true for me.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, The Anna's hummer is gorgeous. Awesome photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my goodness that Anna's is just beautiful. And surely deserves his own blogpost! Thanks for sharing. I read recently that they stay here in the Willamette Valley year-round!

Margaret Adamson said...

What an utterly gorgeous coloured bird

Le trame della Galaverna said...

I love this bird
I never see it
It has beautiful colours is incredible
Thanks Giovanna

Liz Needle said...

What a stunning little vbird. I have never even seen a photo of one before. How lucky you are to have been able to capture these images so well.

Barb said...

Absolutely beautiful photos Beth!!!

the Fairy Stitcher said...

another pretty owl ♥ What a beautiful bird, love the colors on it

Gabi said...

Amazing! What a beautiful bird.
Greetings from Germany

Adam Jones said...

Wow, that's stunning.

Marie C said...

Fantastic! I so rarely am able to capture the colors in their neck area because the light is usually behind them. Great post!

Wanda said...

Oh Beth, what a handsome fellow he is! A pure delight to see these photos (love your stitching as well!)

Wen Sylvestre said...

Oh wow, that is a beautiful hummingbird! We don't have them here in the Netherlands unfortunately. They are so beautiful. Great capture!

Stewart M said...

Great shots - I'd love to see more humming birds - we don't have any in Australia.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Rambling Woods said...

Wonderful series... There is so much attitude on those little birds..I love hosting the ruby-thrpats for the summer....Michelle

bettyl-NZ said...

One bird that is this gorgeous is worthy of its own post!