It rained constantly from first light until evening. The rain was heavy enough through the day to even put a damper on the hummingbirds' spirits. Everything was soggy and drenched. Even the hummingbirds had little desire to chase each other. They still continued their regular feeding throughout the day but without the anger. It got to a point where the rain slowly let up and left every leaf and pine needle hanging with a drop of daylight.
It's hard to forget those moments that tweak our senses. The country air was brought back to life with renewed freshness, and breaks in the clouds started to appear. Plants were drinking as much water as possible and the sun began to rest, and I just couldn't wait to see the beauty of the morning sunrise.
This was a simple capture, but I loved how the pine needles sparkled with raindrops. These two young Rubies sat content on the feeder as they both had little desire to do anything but feed.
Ruby-throated hummingbirds. August 2017. N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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