Hummingbird in the Snow

On Saturday I posted pictures of our first hummingbird of the season.

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Rain was forecast for Sunday. The rain began in the morning.  It soon turned to snow.  Within minutes there was a layer of snow covering everything including the hummingbird feeder.

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The hummingbird came swooping around the feeder shortly after the picture of the feeder was taken. We removed the snow from the feeder and the hummingbird soon came back.

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I took my first ever picture of a hummingbird in the snow.  We also saw a second hummingbird who we believe was the female. She made a brief visit but we did not see her again. The snow melted by noon.

Have I said that I love hummingbirds? Just another thread of my life.

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13 thoughts on “Hummingbird in the Snow

  1. salpal1 April 27, 2015 / 7:30 am

    I’d better get my feeders out! I wonder how the little things can possibly stay warm in this cold spring?

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    • Good Woman April 28, 2015 / 8:41 pm

      Fortunately although it snowed here it wasn’t exceptionally cold. I worry about the cold temperatures too but I hope they are cozy in their little nests.

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  2. Breathing Life April 27, 2015 / 10:02 am

    another way we seem connected. I have a feeder too and they come year round. I have a tattoo of a hummingbird on my right shoulder. I feel like it is my totem. Wonderful pictures, thank you!

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    • Good Woman April 28, 2015 / 8:43 pm

      I don’t have them year around but we get very excited when they first appear. We watch them a lot. I don’t have tattoos but my daughter got a small one of a hummingbird because it reminds her of me. I was touched. I am very happy with how the pictures turned out because I don’t think of myself as much of a photographer, partly because I don’t have the required patience. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. shelie27 April 27, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    Great pictures and post, I share your feelings about hummingbirds as well!

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    • Good Woman April 28, 2015 / 8:44 pm

      I think of them as the most amazing creatures–so tiny but “engineered” so perfectly.

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  4. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature April 27, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    Very sweet! We finally got some rain and snow. This morning during the snow, I saw a mama duck and 10 ducklings! In the snow. I hope they will be ok.

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    • Good Woman April 28, 2015 / 8:46 pm

      Glad to hear you got some precipitation. We have been doing amazingly well–.6/10th’s of an inch just on Sunday. You must have been thrilled to see the mom and her 10 ducklings but I understand how you would be concerned of how well they will do.

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  5. bluecarpaintedgreen April 27, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    We’ve been having such fun watching the birds in our yard now that it’s spring. I love these shots of the hummingbird in the snow!

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    • Good Woman April 28, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      I really enjoy the birds too, but the hummingbirds are the ones I am most amazed with. (See I end my sentence with a preposition). I was really tickled that the hummingbird in the snow turned out the way it did.

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    • Good Woman April 28, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      Thanks Bethie. I feel like the photo fairy was sitting on my shoulder helping me out.

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