Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In like a Lion, Out like a Lion

So much for March coming in like a lion and out like a lamb. For the 31st of March, it was another wet and blustery day in the northern Puget Sound area. Our lights at work even blinked a few times due to wind gusts.

Puh-leeze, Mother Nature, send Spring our way!

I did get to watch the hummingbirds dance around the feeder late this afternoon. However, they are just too fast for me to capture in a picture. Only when one stopped to rest in the tree could I snap a few photos.

I love to watch the hummers chase each other around the yard. They'll rise swiftly skyward and then zoom straight down towards the earth, all the while doing their little chirping noises. They'll pause in mid-air, their wings beating a mile a minute, before they swoop off for another go-round with each other.

No wonder they need all of that food energy from the feeder. There aren't many blossoms yet for them to gather nectar, but it won't be long now.