Hummingbirds are getting ready to leave soon!

I have been watching the hummingbirds who are tanking up for their long trip down south. They are busily flitting from one feeder to another. We have five feeders out there for them to feast upon. There are so many of them. But for some reason they do not like to share while feeding. They are constantly fighting one another for first dibs on the feeders.

Here are some photos I managed to snap of them in action. They are incredible little creatures. I’m sure you will agree if you have ever seen them in action.

If you would like to learn more about the glorious hummingbirds here is a link

They really are incredible little birds. The ones I photographed are emerald in color while others are black and white with a little green on their heads. We also have some with ruby throats that are beautiful. As they fly around their colors catch the light and glisten as if wet. They are iridescent.

I tried to zoom in as close as I could on these but they do get quite nervous and have excellent vision. They take one look at me and fly away. Sigh! We have one window feeder above on the left where this little guy watched me as I watched him. He was one of the braver and less skittish ones.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. Check out all my posts on hummingbirds by searching. I do one every year at the time they arrive to the time they leave (so sad). It is a joyous occasion when we spot the first one of each season and sad time to see them go. But go they must or they wouldn’t survive in our winter. I hope you have seen them wherever you live at one time or another.

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


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 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 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. 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 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel 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. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, 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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13 Responses to Hummingbirds are getting ready to leave soon!

  1. Jan Sikes says:

    Hummingbirds are amazing little creatures. Thanks for sharing these photos, Janice.

  2. Jennie says:

    The migration every year is fascinating.

    • jjspina says:

      Yes it is!! Do you talk about birds to your PS? 💕

      • Jennie says:

        Yes! My favorite hummingbird book is “Tiny Bird” my Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Wendell Minor. We have big windows to the outdoors, with bird feeders. Birds are a daily part of school. I could go on!

      • jjspina says:

        Wonderful! I love hummingbirds. We have a window feeder where I have met many little ones. Some are skittish while others are just as curious about me as I am about them. Never tire of watching them. Your kids must enjoy learning about them. You are a fabulous teacher! They are so fortunate to have you as their teacher. 💕

      • Jennie says:

        We haven’t had quite as many hummingbirds this year. I wonder if the drought has something to do with that. Thanks so much for your kind words, Janice. 🥰

      • jjspina says:

        I guess they are all here! My pleasure, Jennie. 💕

  3. Noelle A. Granger says:

    We had taken down our feeder and put it on our outside table, when we noticed a hummer circling it in frustration this morning. Gene immediately washed and filled it and the little guy came back and drank his fill!

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