Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hummingbird Day

Last Saturday was "Hummingbird Day" at a local university's arboretum. The hummingbirds were everywhere swooping in and out of bushes. I was lucky enough to capture this one in flight.


Graduate students at the university were helping kids put nectar on these little contraptions to attract hummingbirds. This wasn't very effective since kids rarely can stand in one place for a long period of time.


This is the entrance to the arboretum with bird-related craft table activities. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can see the "Hummingbird Day" posters.


- Karen

7 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great capture of the humming bird, you did good on that.

dot said...

You said lots of hummingbirds were there. How did they know it was Hummingbird Day or is there always a lot of them there?

AVCr8teur said...

Dot: It's an annual event the university picks when the flowers are in bloom and the birds are most active. This was the first time I was at the arboretum, but I believe the hummingbirds are there year round.

roentarre said...

Humming birds are something that I have yet visualised with my eyes. A great captuer as I know that it is not easy

OregonArtGuy said...

Nice capture of the hummingbird - really. You have such great photos - thanks for sharing!! :-}
Bill

Jim said...

That first shot it super.

Kate said...

The top photo of the hummingbird in flight is very special.