Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Arrival of the Hummingbirds

Remember the portraits of that cute little junco which allowed me to take its pictures at close range. Now the juncos have left and moved on further north presumably to their nesting areas in the Yukon wilderness. With the arrival of spring and warmer weather we now enjoy the buzzing and flitting about of the humming birds. What a surprise to have one little critter posing for me! This is highly unusual as these restless birds never sit still in one place for any length of time. This bird’s bright colourful plumage almost iridescent in the sunshine indicate his gender. He must have observed me filling up the humming bird feeder with liquid energy. So he showed his gratitude by posing for me. Enjoy.

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  1. Robert Parker · May 23, 2018

    Terrific shots! They’re usually just a buzzing flash of color, and I can’t get a good look, so this is great.

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  2. Amy · May 23, 2018


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  3. Sarah · May 23, 2018

    Oh, Peter! They are beautiful shots! You really were so lucky to make them! What a lovely hummingbird and I know it is so grateful for the liquid energy you provide him and his friends with. 🙂

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  4. thecedarjournal · May 23, 2018

    Very cool! I miss them… we don’t have them here in NL. I use to have one small fat guy who would buzz my window in MN every time the feeder was empty. He was addicted to the sugar stuff and wouldn’t touch the thousands of flowers I had growing in my gardens. I wonder if he is in treatment now? LOL

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    • Peter Klopp · May 24, 2018

      Talk but addiction of the latest breed of sugar junkies!!!


      • thecedarjournal · May 24, 2018

        No kidding. I wonder who is feeding his addiction now that I am gone. I use to laugh at him as he fluttered at my window begging me for more.

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  5. Stella, oh, Stella · May 23, 2018

    How beautiful, Peter! I always thought they were only tropical birds. So much beauty in a tiny creature!

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    • Peter Klopp · May 24, 2018

      The hummingbirds are migratory and fly thousands of km from the south to their nesting grounds in the north. Nobody knows how these tiny birds can fly such a long distance.

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  6. Pure Glory · May 23, 2018

    Wonderful shots, Peter! Really enjoyed looking at them. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  7. Rashmi Gopal Rao · May 23, 2018

    Wonderful Peter!

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  8. arv! · May 23, 2018

    Those are great shots. I’m happy to know that you are enjoying nature’s bliss.

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  9. PlantsandBeyond · May 23, 2018

    Just look at his narrow beak. He can conduct an orchestra with it 🙂 What a precious beauty

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  10. taphian · May 23, 2018

    so cute, dear Peter, you were lucky to find it. Have a nice day, regards from sunny Hamburg, Mitza

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  11. GP Cox · May 23, 2018

    The juncos left word that you’d be waiting with your camera for the humming birds to arrive. This little fella was kind enough to oblige. (either that or he’s a big ham!)

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  12. Jodi · May 23, 2018

    WOW! Such beautiful close ups of these tiny little fast creatures! Great job Peter!

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  13. Nurul Fitri Lubis · May 23, 2018

    This is so cool, Peter. And the bird, he knows how to pose 😁

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  14. corneliaweberphotography · May 24, 2018

    Peter, such beautiful images, chanting and enchanting!

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  15. Dave Ply · May 29, 2018

    Looks like a Rufous hummingbird. We’ll occasionally get lucky and have a transient stick around for a couple days before he heads up towards your countryside, but for the most part we just have Anna’s.

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  16. ruthfreter · August 29, 2018

    Sooooooo süß! Danke fürs posten. Love Ruth

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