Monday, August 6, 2007

In the Doghouse

Monday, August 6, 2007
One recent morning I spent a few blissful hours in the Doghouse.

I don't mean the doghouse--like I did something wrong--I'm there often enough.
No, I mean the Doghouse photo blind that I got for Christmas last year.

Before the summer sun got the temps high enough to bake a pie, I set the blind up near the garden on the north side of the house. This garden is in full bloom these days, thanks to the green thumbs of Farmer McZickefoose. While I was futzing around with the blind, three different ruby-throated hummingbirds came by to slurp some nectar. That was a good sign.

I set up the blind in a strategic place and waited. Here are a few of the images I got.

Female ruby-throated hummingbird up to her lores in a salvia flower.

Male ruby-throated hummingbird at rest. Note how 'molty' he looks.

He keeps one eye on the hole in the blind as he probes the blossoms.

The Mad Hummingbird.


On August 6, 2007 at 1:51 PM Anonymous said...

Great shots! Interesting, isn't it, how pristine the fledglings look compared to the tattered parents? And the "mad" hummer is great!

On August 6, 2007 at 7:40 PM Dorothy said...

You are one great photographer in that blind! (and otherwise too).
Amazing shots!

On August 6, 2007 at 9:57 PM Anonymous said...

Wow Bill, I have to get one of those fabulous blinds! Great shots. Have a fun week!

On August 7, 2007 at 10:05 AM Rondeau Ric said...

Superb photos Bill.