I guess because of the horrible wind storm (124 mph sustained winds) we had here in Southeast Missouri the humming birds have swarmed my feeder much earlier in the season than they usually do; normally I don’t see this kind of activity until August. Their normal food flowers have been wiped out by the wind.

I counted 16 of them in this image; sorry the quality is not great but I was shooting through my office window at near dark.

Nikon D40X

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  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 5 years ago

    that is because the are migrating to a wonderland…………

  • They have been here since the middle of April but not in these numbers.

    – barnsis

  • joedog
    joedogover 5 years ago

    awesome I count 17 little humming birds, great capture

  • Thanks

    – barnsis

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesover 5 years ago

    Nice capture even if it was getting dark. Do they usually come this late to drink?

  • They will be here from before full light and keep coming until nearly total dark.

    – barnsis

  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdover 5 years ago

    Nice shot Byron, we’ve had ous out for a couple of weeks now. Still no takers though.

  • They have all stopped here! { :>)

    – barnsis

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 5 years ago

    awesome capture byron!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 5 years ago

    Nice capture Byron. At least the feeder survived the storm : ))

  • Thanks, yes and I am surprised it was hanging here under the full force of the 100 mph wind???

    – barnsis

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 5 years ago

    Your kindness to them is most appreciated, it is obvious.

  • They are emptying the feeder every day, sometimes I have to fill it before the end of the day.

    – barnsis

  • Donovan wilson
    Donovan wilsonover 5 years ago

    wow i love humming birds good on you for looking out for them..

  • Me to, they are so much fun to watch.

    – barnsis

  • Dennis Jones - CameraView
    Dennis Jones -...over 5 years ago

    I never see this many at once… I’d love to photograph this…

  • I have an image from last year with 22 in it but it us usually late in August when the flowers are about gone.

    – barnsis

  • BarbL
    BarbLover 5 years ago

    Wow….they are usually so territorial…they must be really hungry! Thank goodness they know where the barnsis house is!! What an amazing shot, Byron! Hope things get back to semi-normal soon!

  • You are so right, there are two males in this image, ??? We have electricity back and I am slowly cutting my way in to the different areas that I need to get to. To old for this.

    – barnsis

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