a good look at Rupert

Finally caught some shots of Rupert, the Rufous hummingbird who seems to have taken up his position perched on the bracket holding the feeder. He’s ready to take on all comers.

I was very happy to catch the way his gorget changes color from flaming scarlet red to black depending on how the light hits it. Then again… there’s Bubba not looking at all happy about the intruder.

This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.Β 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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33 thoughts on “a good look at Rupert

    • Neither Rupert nor Bubba seem to have been around the last few days. I finally stumbled across mention on the internet that hummingbirds prefer cane sugar over beet sugar. A trip to the grocery store seems to be in order! 😦

      Thanks for the visit and the encouraging comment! And thanks, too, to the models when they were satisfied with the cane sugar. O_o

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  1. I so enjoyed your photos of the rufous hummingbird, Gunta. We get them here in the warmer months and often they are just an orange streak, which makes your photos extra special. I really like the RW Emerson quote too, a pure, clean, breath of fresh air. Warm wishes to you, my friend~~

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    • We get a huge influx of Rufous around this time of year. They chase off our resident Anna’s, but don’t seem to stay long. RW Emerson is a personal favorite of mine, but then so are your visits and comments! πŸ˜€

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    • Little flying jewels they are. As for the quote… you know those silly questions folks ask like “who would you pick to be stranded on an island with?” I would surely put old Ralph Waldo at the top of the list! πŸ˜€

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    • Love that ‘pugilist’ title for him! It fits perfectly. This past winter, during one of our freezing nights, I found a few feathers stuck to the frozen perch. I tried to save them and get a picture (with a dime for size reference), but they were so fragile, they just fell apart. Those feathers are a marvelous wonder in themselves.

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    • They are such cheery little fellers. I will miss them (though I know we have the same group down south -all it’ll take is a feeder to bring them to the kitchen window!) But I worry about Bubba when I leave. The neighbors have a feeder, I know, but he’ll have to nudge his way into that crowd. I could try to specify the buyer keeps one going??? πŸ˜‰

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