Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sunday Bath


I had never seen a hummingbird bathing before last Sunday.  What a treat to watch.

25 comments:

brattcat said...

wow!!!!!

Kathy said...

Oh, my,what a shot!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have never seen this either -- until your photo.

Teresa said...

Sweet!

llandudnopictures said...

You have an amazing capture there!

Jarart said...

That is just fantastic! Great shot!

Lowell said...

Aw...looks like a mini version of a "real" bird. ;-)

Nice photo! I've not seen anything like this at all. I've always thought hummingbirds were always winging it.

Magpie said...

I have seen a hummer on the edge of my bird bath, but never actually bathing. Too cool! I was amazed at how it could stand there...it didn't have a branch to hold on to. It's little feet were out flat.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love it Sharon, such a sweet little bird, with a very long beak!

RedPat said...

Soooo sweet!

Jack said...

Did he sing in the shower, and get all the soap from under his wings? Nice shot. You had to be quick!

Regina K said...

This is amazing! I've never seen one stopped.

glenda said...

Oh, this is really too cute! I don't imagine he stayed there too long.

Pat said...

I just read the book "The Big Year". Amazing how the hummingbirds fly from the Yucatan in Mexico 500 miles across the Gulf in a single nite. The movie was pretty good too. Makes you want to be a birder. My guess is that's a Black Chinned Hummingbird. But, I'm no real birder.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

It is fairly rare to see one at rest at all. Though we did see them stop for awhile after spending all day at our feeder in Phoenix way back when. I wonder if they sleep.

Randy said...

Cute little bather.

Thérèse said...

Oh it is so special!

Thérèse said...

...WINE: Whatever was left in your glass!
I like this part :-)

Karl Demetz said...

Absolutely new for me, what a shot!

Tamera said...

That's a great capture!

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Oh, great catch! I don't think I have ever seen that either.

Kate said...

I have never seen a hummingbird at rest. This definitely is a "wow" moment and photo!

On a road trip and finally am in a place with wifi, so I am temporary back to enjoy your blog!!

JM said...

I'm in awe at your hummingbird shots, Sharon! I think it's the first time I see one bathing. Fantastic!

Warren said...

excellent catch!

Eric said...

What a fantastic shot. I love it!