Prince George Hummingbirds

I’ve been MIA from the blog for a few weeks now, and I am glad to finally have an opportunity to get back to posting. I made a move about two and a half weeks ago up to Prince George, and have been spending my time trying to get settled into my new life routine (and spending two full weeks without any internet!).
So far so good up here. I haven’t seen a moose yet, but did see a young grizzly bear on moving day (my camera was sadly not to hand) but what has been outstanding are the hummingbirds. We put up feeders in the front and back yard quickly, and drew quite a crowd. Now there are three feeders and at least one needs to be refilled every day, sometimes more than once a day. At one point we counted nine hovering around the front porch. I didn’t manage to get that in a photo (yet) but I did capture proof of five at one time.
Here are a few of the hummingbird photos I have captured so far. It’s also been my first chance t try out my new lens, the Tamron 150mm-600mm. The reach is amazing, but for this, I really didn’t need it; sometimes I can’t even hang the feeder back up before the hummers start eating again. They are very comfortable with me being close by.  I am happy, happy, happy with my bird watching 🙂

Have a wonderful evening everyone!

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If you look closely, you can see that he is sticking his tongue out!
If you look closely, you can see that he is sticking his tongue out!
Beautiful contrast with the evergreens and moss.
Beautiful contrast with the evergreens and moss.

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A rest... but only for a moment.  There's a feeder close by to protect.
A rest… but only for a moment. There’s a feeder close by to protect.

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With all these hungry guests, I'm going through a lot of sugar.
With all these hungry guests, I’m going through a lot of sugar.

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Party of five at a feeder built for three.
Party of five at a feeder built for three.
It's nice to see them sharing, rather than fighting each other off.
It’s nice to see them sharing, rather than fighting each other off.

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