Hummingbirds are getting ready to travel south again!

My favorite bird of all is the hummingbird. This is an amazing little creature that can fly backwards, forward, up and down while drinking from feeders or flowers.

This is a sad time for me. These lovely little visitors to our four bird feeders have been busily tanking up for their long trip to South America. Watching them is a joy for me especially during our troubling times in this never-ending Pandemic and violent year. It won’t be long before they fly away before the weather gets cooler and unsafe for their little bodies to survive.

I feel peace when I watch them as they feed. I have a feeder at my kitchen window and love watching them as they greet me with wings that flap so rapidly that they look like they are standing still. It’s amazing. Some of these little birds are shy while others like this one are as curious about me as I am about them.

Hummingbird at kitchen feeder (ruby necked one)
Taking a long drink
White necked one watching me watching him!

This little guy above took a break from his feeding to look at me. So sweet! I will miss them terribly but wish them well on their long journey.

A very Small hummingbird

The photo above is of the smallest hummingbird I ever photographed. He is adorable, don’t you think? He was the bravest one too. He stayed at the feeder and looked at me as much as I looked at him. He didn’t mind me being there. Most birds fly away once they spot me there.

Hummingbird in mid-air

I captured this bird in mid-air. It’s incredible watching them hover over the feeders so effortlessly. I never tire observing them.

If you would like to know more about these amazing and gorgeous little birds go here.

Here is a poem I wrote many years ago about these little birds.


by Janice Spina

It’s as delicate as a butterfly

And graceful as a lark.

Wings beating in a symphonic rhythm

As it maneuvers around each flower,

And dips its beak to draw out the sweet-smelling nectar.

I watch as it moves effortlessly.

Its iridescent wings rapidly beating

As it hovers like an acrobat in midair.

Its feathers glisten with color and reflect the sun’s rays.

Seeing this bird in its element is to experience pure wonder and joy.

One knows there is something greater out there

That made the glorious hummingbird!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Please come back again real soon. Thank you for your kind support of my books and blog and for any reviews you may have posted wherever my books are sold.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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2 Responses to Hummingbirds are getting ready to travel south again!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Good luck to them on their journey!

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