One of Utah’s most prevalent bird species is the red-throated hummingbird. You can find these light-weight beauties throughout the mountains in northern Utah and backyards across the Salt Lake Valley. Many people put up feeders, like this one, to attract the little flyers. This photo was taken at a campground 11 miles up Logan Canyon. We saw closs to 30 birds, and as we watched them, the level of the sugar water in the feeder dropped at least an inch.
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF BIRDS.
Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.
Here’s how it works:
- Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
- To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
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47 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Birds”
Here is my entry: https://chava61.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/a-photo-a-week-challenge-birds/
Lovely hummingbird! They are difficult to capture. 🙂
Thanks! You have to be still and quiet. You have to have your camera in place before they land, because the movement of raising your arms will scare them away. Also, these might be more tame because this feeder was near a lodge with several other feeders. 🙂
Wow…I hardly ever see hummingbirds and have never been able to catch a good photo like this. I have to settle for an eagle in a zoo for my post this week:
The little guys get the sugar water (?) but the big ones get … rats. But I think your little guys were much harder to capture.
Thanks for sharing. I have never seen a humming bird.
I believe they are indigenous to North and South America. I’m not sure if they are found in other areas of the world. 🙂
That’s the reason. In India they are not found.
I’m not a big bird photographer but I’m going to see what I can do.
If you have photos that just happen to include birds, those work, too. 🙂
they are pretty – I have never seen a humming bird. recently I read an article (and saw a photo) about praying mantis ambushing humming birds at a bird feeder and preying on them.
I have plenty of Great Blue Heron photos, so I decided not to use them, instead:
Always a good choice. I wish I had some hummingbird pictures. I see them, but never have I had a camera in hand when they are there. Yours are beautiful!
Thanks, Marilyn. 🙂 We were scouting out a youth campground, and the wife of keeper showing us around has four or five feeders hanging in the trees, so it was alive with birds and the buzzing of their wings. 🙂
I couldn’t resist the challenge, Nancy, even though I already had a post. Since you did a hummingbird, I’ll go with a belted kingfisher. Hummingbirds are so beautiful and it’s always a joy to see them. Goldfinches are another favorite of ours.
My most favorite subject to photograph! Here are the ones I chose- https://dailymusing57.com/2017/07/14/a-photo-a-week-challenge-birds/
Hi Nancy. Hoping someone can identify this bird for me: https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/07/14/bird-of-the-week/
Hi Nancy, Here is my entry https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/a-photo-a-week-challenge-birds/
Here is my lovely little Eastern Yellow Robin
That must have been a spectacular sight! Great post! 🙂
It was really newsy. 🙂