Sometimes I'm super lucky to have a hummingbird fly in when I'm taking a photo of flowers. When I try to get a pic of them flying, they don't cooperate.
Like this one visiting a trumpet flower:
Today, a female who was busy with the Bee Balm decides to take a break on my crab apple tree instead of buzzing off to the woods. She sits there for about 10 minutes doing what hummingbirds do when they are not humming:
Hunker down to rest. She looks a bit tired, doesn't she?
She also looks a bit raggedy, like she needs a good brushing or something.
So it's time to preen. Which is just as good as a brushing.
Can't see her head there, but she shows the nice green feathers on her back.
Now sit up pretty - all fluffed and refreshed. Nice feather-do!
Next thing I know, she is off to find more flowers.
Maybe she will visit the Rose of Sharon like this female in another of my lucky photos:
Do hummingbirds visit your yard?