I think I told You last week that Elvis (the hummingbird) is already here with a few others. He looks like a typical Ruby-Throated Hummingbird with the red neck. However, I can identify this bird by his behavior rather than his looks. He is the only one that buzzes me when I am hand watering as he flies into the water spray! If I squirt him, he squeals with delight and buzzes some more. He also loves to buzz strangers that come in 'his' yard! I had a kid working the other day who just about jumped out of his shoes when Elvis did the Buzz-By, saying with a startled look: I think that was a hummingbird! Yes, that would be Elvis. I cannot catch Elvis in flight as he is soooooo fast, but I caught him up in 'his' pear tree. In addition, I was buzzed by several other flying objects this week, displayed here for your Photostudy. Enjoy!
Habitat and range
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Elvis at 'his' feeder:
Elvis and bad company:
Bees are buzzing by everywhere:
Bloom of Almond Verbena Tree (loved by bees!)
Fat Bumblebee Buzz-by:
The Kites are doing long swooping buzz-bys:
I finally had one butterfly buzz by, pause, then buzz off!
One quiet afternoon as I was working hard in the chaise lounge (!), out of the clear, blue Yonder.....
I got buzzed by a plane! He was so low coming over the tree tops, that I think I saw the Pilot was the most handsome man ever!!!!!!!!!!!! He just kept on flying-(another missed opportunity!)
Day before this Red Snapper Buzzed me!
That is it for getting buzzed this week! Now a few of my favorite trees:
The below trees have been in the Blog before with info. You are welcome to look at past posts or do a Search of Google Index to find out more about anything that interests You. (Plant Trees)
More Crape Myrtle Tree Blooms:
The Fig Tree (Some with color are ready!)
Golden Rain Tree Leaves:
Althea Tree (Double Pink)
The Dessert Willow Tree:
The trees at sunset:
For a little Bonus tonight, I caught Elvis in the sassafras tree in the fading light. He knows how to turn the red flasher on when he wants to! In this series he did it only once. I hope you will see that they are in constant motion on the branch, looking around!
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! Be Aware of what is Buzzing around Your Head!