Ruby Throated Hummingbird & Hibiscus

I love to see the hummingbirds visit my garden. Since I don't have time for all that a hummingbird feeder entails, what with keeping it cleaned and the food changed every few days, I try to grow flowers which will attract them. It works. At least one will zoom around the garden almost every day all summer long. Anytime there is more than one, though, they are chasing each other. Hummingbirds are very territorial, and no wonder. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to hover the way they do and a lot of territory to get the food they need.
Here this hummingbird is hovering and drinking nectar from a Rose of Sharon hibiscus flower.
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Anonymous said...

was this painting an oil painting?

Janet Zeh said...

Hi, this is a watercolor painting. :)