Saturday, September 19, 2015

Eagles and hummingbirds!

This morning as I was driving home from the farm,
I spotted what looked like an eagle sitting on a roof-top!

I pulled off the side of the highway,
and grabbed a shot!

It wasn't very clear,
so I switched lenses,
and walked around to get a closer look.

Cars going by didn't seem to bother him...
But humans?
I guess that's a different story!

You many be tired of my hummingbird posts...
I remain so fascinated by them,
and still have a few hanging around my feeders.
Is this a male or a female?
At any rate, she or he is VERY aggressive...
and a bit chubbier than the male it was picking fights with!

They each had a feeder that they claimed...
...And fights would ensue if they tried to get nectar
from the "wrong" feeder!

One fight must have lasted at least 5 minutes!
Usually it's really hard to catch a good shot of them,
because they are so fast.

Their little bodies have been "bulking up"
for their flight further south,
and I guess the added weight slows them down a bit.

They are a good reminder to me
that I, too, can move better when I don't carry too much weight!

"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded
 by so great a cloud of witnesses, 
let us lay aside every weight
and the sin which so easily ensnares us,
 and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
 looking unto Jesus, 
the author and finisher of our faith, 
who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, 
despising the shame, 
and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."


Ruth Hiebert said...

Lovely shots. My Hummingbirds have all left,so I enjoy seeing yours.

Esther Joy said...

I'm not sure how much longer I'll have them, but I am enjoying them! Thank you for your comment.

pattisjarrett said...

Nice eagle spotting! Good capture of dueling hummingbirds.