The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds are really being active. I suppose that’s because there are more females than males hanging around. I’ve forgotten how challenging it is taking pictures of these fast moving birds.
I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned this favorite plant for Hummingbirds before. It’s called a Coral Honeysuckle and Hummingbirds are really supposed to love it. We have two of these plants, one is in the front yard area and only gets partial sun and the other is in the backyard and gets full sun. The one in the front has lost most of its leaves, the one in back is doing great. I probably need to replant the one in the front, but I don’t know where I would put it.
Besides the Coral Honeysuckle, these current Hummingbirds are flying to these others nectar plants like flies on poop. For the life of me, I still can’t recall what the name of this plant is. I’m pretty sure it’s a Salvia, but I can’t recall what kind. I may have to send an email to Joshua and get his expert opinion.
These plants are in the worst possible place for good pictures, but they are in a great place for growth and the comfort of the Hummingbirds. I say they are not in a good place for pictures because 99% of the day it is pretty shady where they grow and the background is nothing but a fence and a large Pussywillow tree. Thus, the majority of the pictures that I may get from this area are going to have strong shadows as I am having to use a lot of flash. What I do like about the picture below is it looks almost 3-dimensional.
On this last picture, shows the Ruby Throat actually feeding off of the Salvia. In just thinking about it, I’m guessing the hummers like this area so much as it makes them feel more protected by all the plant cover.
While I try and research what plant this is, if anyone else has ideas, I would sure welcome them.