Friday, August 15, 2008

Hummm...er Caption contest!

I put fresh nectar in the freshly scrubbed feeder at Hasty Brook last weekend and within minutes she arrived. She's not as flashy as the male but she seems calmer and less suspicious of me and my camera. Her tiny claws must be about the size of an eyelash.



This photo is begging for a caption don't you think? I can't tell if she's yawning or smacking her lips! Maybe she's blowing a kiss. Sneezing? Her eyes are closed!


I was excited to catch her sitting in a nearby tree, all fluffed up resting after her long drink.

She's rested long enough- BYE!!


Let's hear some caption suggestions! Sorry, no material or monetary prizes will be rewarded.
Just the praise and adoration of your fellow bloggers!
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I'll be spending a week at the New River Birding and Nature Festival in West Virginia next April 26 through May 3rd and October 3, 4, and 5 I'll be in Milbank South Dakota for Doug Buri's Sparrow Workshop. If that's not enough, this morning I booked my flight to join Susan, Laura, and Kathi on October 23 for the Cape May Autumn Weekend!! I finally was able to track down my ticket credit from Northwest Airlines. I had cancelled my trip to Cape May on short notice last year due to my Mom's passing. Fortunately this year's Autumn Weekend falls just a few days within the 365 day window in which Northwest will allow me to use the credit. I have somewhat mixed feelings about being away from home on the anniversary of Mom's passing but she had so wanted me to take that trip last year and I think it will be good for me to be among friends.

21 comments:

KGMom said...

I'm not good at captions, but how about: "hmm hmm good, Lynne's nectar is hmm hmm good."

As for the birding trip--what better way to mark the anniversary of your mother's passing than being with friends, doing what she wanted you to do last year?

Jayne said...

Wow Lynne, you are going to be one busy girl! How great that you are going to Cape May. I'm still waiting to hear from Geoff about the room in The Meadows. I am sure your mom is smiling down on you. :c)

Marsha said...

I think this little gal looks like:
"Edwinna Scissorsbeak"

How wonderful that you are going to Cape May this year! I remember how excited you were to go and counting down the days when your mother fell ill. Yes, she would definitely want you to go and what better way to honor her.

Linda in Erie said...

Wow, can you say jealous! But I know we'll get to come along through your photos.

The hummer is just so cute and you got some really great shots of her. I'm no good at captions but she seems to be saying, "Who spiked the nectar?!!"

NCmountainwoman said...

I have no captions. Your photographs left me speechless.

I think the trip on the anniversary of your mother's death is the best thing you could do. She wanted you to take the trip before, and I'm sure you have her blessing to take it now. Change your "mixed" feelings about being away. You will be doing what she wanted and that is the best memorial to her.

Mary said...

She's a beauty, Linne! The only caption I can think of relates to their mission regarding nectar:

MINE ALL MINE

Great photos! I like the one of her leaving.

Yes - I think being in Cape May is what your Mom would want for you, for sure! Go girl.

troutbirder said...

PROUD TO BE A HUMMER! The pics are all just great. Thanks

Mary C said...

Hey, Lynne -- I agree with Mary's caption: Mine, all mine! She looks like she's in hummingbird heaven. I'm happy for you that you are planning to go to Cape May this fall -- a wonderful tribute to your mom. Just remember she'll be with you in spirit.

Bird Girl said...

"Oh my...I feel a little tipsy...I think I just guzzled some fermented nectar!"


Absolutely stunning hummer images, Lynne!!! And you sure did catch a pose with that shot - great!

jalynn01 said...

My caption: "OK Who spiked the sugar water?" Great captures! You are gonna be a busy girl! Can't wait for your photos.

Larry said...

I'm glad you are going to Cape May.-With the year you've had-it is well deserved.-
"Where's my mascara?"

Eve said...

I tawt I taw a camera lady!!!
Ha Ha!

I bet you cant wait for your trip Lynne! What fun it will be!

possumlady said...

Wow, you're going to be one traveling bird girl!

The cute little hummer looks like she is about to break out in song "(cough, cough) Mee, mee, meee, meee"

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Susan Gets Native said...

Hummer: "I just wanna be loved by you.....and nobody else but you....boo boop bee doo".

I can think of no better way to honor your Mom's memory than to taking a flight to NJ to be embraced by friends and to revel in the beauty of Nature at its best.

ivars krafts said...

Great Hummingbird shots, Lynne! I've never had the chance to really try them -- you have me excited to try and find some fall migrants.
Keep up the good work!
I'm probably late for the sparrow workshop-- but I'm still thinking about it.

RuthieJ said...

Well, now that she's found your nectar feeder and doesn't seem to be too afraid of you Lynne, the next step is to hold that feeder in your hand for the ultimate, up close & personal hummingbird experience. Just lay your finger along the top of that little perch and wait for her to land on your finger (then try not to move or squeal in delight when it happens)

Leedra said...

Great hummingbird photos.

Sara G said...

Awesome pictures!! I have really enjoyed looking back through your posts to see all your different photos!
Take care and keep up the great work!!

Leedra said...

With these photographs I cannot believe you don't have the patience for butterflies. But it may be the lack of the pollen flowers, because they will sit there for you, and let a person closer than any bird I have had experience with.

Darla said...

Fantastic photos, can't wait to come back and view more!