Introducing: Ruby The Hummingbird

Ruby

“Good golly, Uncle Tree! This red stuff is the bomb!”

Here comes Ruby

Here she comes now making a beeline for the feeder.

Immature female ruby-throated hummingbird

“Sweet uncle, hate to tell you, but my lifeline has a leak!”

Hummingbird

No worries, young lady, we won’t let the well go dry.

Hummingbird hiding

“Can you see me now, Uncle Tree? I’m chiming in.”

Hummingbird dribbling nectar

Careful now, Ruby. You can only drink so much in one setting.

One last hummingbird hug

I’ll leave when I’m darn well ready, dear uncle.

10 seconds tops. I got this hankering.

Sit still and take pictures.

Make me famous.

Love you!

Ruby

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Petunia Lover

Petunia Lover

Oh, my Sweet Lord! Can you help me straighten things out here?”

White-lined Sphinx Moth

“My dear sweet petunia dear…WoWzer, how I loveth thee!”

Moth Shadow

“Looketh not at my shadow. I’m not Batman for God’s sake!”

Sphinx Moth proboscis

“My one true love…quickly! Where did you hide my Viagra?”

Hummingbird Moth at rest

“Turneth down the lights, my dear, please. Spare me the magnanimity.”

No flash moth shot

“Buzz is the word fornication wishes it was.”

Buzz is the word

Photographs by Uncle Tree

Hummingbird Moth

Petunias 

 

Goldfinch Eyes Biplane

Goldfinch on Thistle

“Hey there, Uncle Tree! Do you hear what I hear?”

1942 Stearman PT-17

I do, Goldfinch. I surely do, and I can see it, too.

Highland's Goldfinch

“Oh, I see it now. Well…is it prettier than I?”

Blue and yellow biplane 1942

No, no, no, my friend. There is no competition.

Goldfinch hiding

“Yah, right, Uncle Tree. That old plane is a beauty!” 

Biplane seen on Smithsonian commercial

Although, I do like its purr, your song is far more musical.

Goldfinch on our bird feeder

“At least, I have friends, and we have food, thanks to you!”

“Yellow bi-wings? Yes, we’ve got that covered, too.” 

Gerbera Daisy

Photographs by Uncle Tree