Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Hummingbirds

Well, it won't be completely wordless.

For a start, why have I not heard of Wordless Wednesday before? Clearly I haven't been paying enough attention elsewhere.

I approve of the idea, though. Simply posting a picture - whether it's one I've taken or an image that just appeals to me for whatever reason? Count me in.

I have a feeling I won't be good at the wordless part, though.

Spring is well and truly in the air, and that means I've been seeing a lot more of these exquisitely tiny birds about.

If you've grown up with hummingbirds as a part of life, you probably won't understand my interest in them. Imagine spending more than 30 years without encountering one? That's me, because they don't exist in Australia. And for some reason, I never saw any when we lived in the UK.

They seem to love the gardens around the apartment we live in, so there are plenty around. Nearly a year after spotting my first hummingbird, I still feel compared to stop and stare each time, though.

I think they're pretty special.

Listen to me... I sound like a birdwatcher in the making. Ornithology, here I come.

And I suck at being wordless...


  1. I love them too - I'm totally fascinated with their million mile an hour wing movements. How cool that you can now see them all the time. I didn't realise there were so many of them around.

    It's okay ... I'm not so good at being wordless either. I got the idea from some other people who know how to keep stum.

    This is why I'm not an ASIO operative. Fell at the first hurdle.

  2. I love the strange little buzzing sound in the air that they make (they sound like beetles), and I can't even begin to describe their bird call.

    Hummingbirds are cool.

  3. Little hummingbird! How lovely. I haven't ever really given them much thought before now. But their wings sound like beetles? That freaks me out a little bit.

    And yeah, I'd hardly call this wordless. Where's your self-control?


  4. You know the sound that Xmas beetles make? If a hummingbird goes zooming past, it kind of sounds like that, but softer.

    More restraint next time...