Posts Tagged: Hummingbirds

If you Plant it they will Come

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A Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird in flight at red flower with tongue out (Sandra Calderbank, sandra calderbank)Male Ruby throated Hummingbird in flight at Red Bee Balm Flower, wings are forward (Sandra Calderbank, sandra calderbank)


I planted lots of Red Bee Balm several years ago in my flower garden simply because I liked the red flowers.  I like the fragrance, the red color and how the flower reminds me of a bad hair day!

I had no idea that hummingbirds are attracted to the color red!  These flowers seem to be a magnet for Hummingbirds.  They come back every year to feed at these bright red flowers.  Catching them in flight with a long lens is quite a challenge but they keep providing me with ample opportunities and I keep trying.