It rained all day so I couldn't go outside to play in the garden. But the garden still found a way to give us a couple of thrills anyway. This male Ruby Throated hummingbird visited our garden today. Since the freezes we've had at least three female and immature hummers in our garden, but this was the first male we've seen.
Here he is trying out another restaurant. Isn't he cute! I took all these photos through the window.The little feeder (top two photos) is only about 6" long and holds one cup of sugar water. We have several of those and we love them. The large feeder above was a gift from some very special friends.
Sugar water formula: one part sugar dissolved into four parts water. It's best not to add food coloring. The ant guards are a must, they made all the difference.
Though it's hard to see him well, this is a male Painted Bunting. They are small birds, and really beautiful. The head is dark blue, the lower body is bright red and the back is an olive green. He's quite the looker!
This little cafe feeder is my favorite among our many feeders.