My friend Jane knows I like hummingbirds so she emailed these photographs to me of a woman hand feeding ruby-throated hummingbirds. I immediately suspected photoshop! And not just because I didn’t believe hummingbirds would feed from a woman’s hand — hummingbirds are territorial and don’t “hang out together.” I guess they do when they’re migrating.
I immediately searched for a snopes.com article on hand-feeding hummingbirds, and amazingly it’s true. These hummingbirds live in Louisiana, where the motto is the Cajun term laisse le bon temps rouler, let the good times roll. Here, they hang out on their own Bourbon Street before they head onto southern Mexico for the winter.
To see my less-impressive (although I was pretty proud of myself) photographs of the ruby-throated hummingbirds (one at a time) at my feeder go to Ruby-throated Hummingbird Moves into the Neighborhood and Ho, Hum, Another Hummingbird