Hummingbird Bath Time


Just about every morning one of the first things I do is take my dog out into the backyard and simply enjoy the early morning activities of all the little creatures. The early morning light makes for a beautiful setting and it’s the best way to set the tone for the long day of work and toil. One of my stops is by the waterfall/pond to watch the hummingbirds taking their morning baths. Every day, like clockwork they vie for the prime spot and take turns drinking and washing their tiny little selves right at the topmost slate stone.

I find it entertaining and extremely soothing as my eyes remember how to open up and my brain slowly lifts the fog of the night’s dreams. I only wish I had better video equipment and a better lens to really show you the beauty of it. Until then, this smartphone video will have to suffice. I recommend watching it in HD for the best viewing experience.

Enjoy this moment of morning zen!


0 Replies to “Hummingbird Bath Time”

  1. Aren’t they the most amazing creatures? Your little guy there has such a vibrant purple colouring. Stunningly beautiful. I love the hummingbirds. Haven’t seen them yet in my garden but it shouldn’t be too long. I live very close to a research station that concentrates particularly on the ruby throated hummingbird, their habits and migration. (Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History, if you are interested). I always love to get their updates are hear how the hummers are doing this year. Thanks for the video.

    1. I checked out their website and Facebook page. What a cool program. From what I can see, there are about 4 different types of hummingbirds in the yard. They are so bold and even come inside the house from time to time. I had one buzzing around my head when working on the computer once. He acted as if he was mad at my intrusion to his wanderings. In my own home. The nerve!

      They live such a fast paced life. Fastest heartbeat of any other animal and a diet of pure sugar can do that I suppose. One day, I’ll work on getting them to eat from my hands.

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