Hummers in the English Gardens

photo courtesy of Dennis Swayze

With fall migrations well underway the English Gardens attracted many photographers and birders in the first part of Sept…all with a common interest.
It’s always nice to run into folks that one has met over the years and be able to get caught up.

My focus was on hummingbirds as it was for most. When the hummers show up, the chatter ends and all that can be heard is the clickety-click click of cameras.

English Gardens…A Birders Delight

photo courtesy of Dennis Swayze

The English Gardens draws all sorts of people with different interests…while most come to take in all the beautiful flowers and plants. For me it’s the flowers and plants that attract the birds such as the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Indigo Bunting which are my prime subjects.

The bonus for this Aug so far has been the opportunity to have close encounters with a family of young Coopers Hawks.

Simplest way of seeing birds is to look for groups of the many photographers that visit there this time of year.

On the Wing

photo courtesy of Dennis Swayze

Hummingbirds have long left the English Gardens…it was great fun watching these tiny birds gather nectar during Aug as they prepared for their long migration South.