More From the Dogwood Tree

September 1, 2019 - Hummingbird in Bent Tree

September 1, 2019 – Hummingbird in Bent Tree

Yesterday, there was a flurry of activity in the dogwood tree (the same one from Saturday’s post).  Several juvenile tufted titmice were flitting around the branches for a few minutes, so I grabbed my camera and started snapping pictures (see below for a couple of different shots of one of the birds).  In the midst of all of that, a hummingbird landed on a branch long enough for me to get a pretty good shot (see header photo above).

September 1, 2019 - Juvenile Tufted Titmouse in Bent Tree

September 1, 2019 – Juvenile Tufted Titmouse in Bent Tree

September 1, 2019 - Juvenile Tufted Titmouse in Bent Tree

September 1, 2019 – Juvenile Tufted Titmouse in Bent Tree

Hummingbirds Love Pokeweed

Yesterday in Bent Tree (click photos below to zoom):

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September 5, 2018 – hummingbird on pokeweed in Bent Tree

 

September 5, 2018 - hummingbird on pokeweed in Bent Tree

September 5, 2018 – hummingbird on pokeweed in Bent Tree (click photo to zoom)

I had the song “Polk Salad Annie” running through my head while watching the tiny hummingbird. Polk salad (aka poke sallet) is made from the leaves of pokeweed. Here’s an old video of Tony Joe White singing Polk Salad Annie that I found on YouTube:

Hummingbird Camouflage

Cardinal flowers (Lobelia cardinalis) are blooming along the streams in Bent Tree. A hummingbird was darting away from the flower when I snapped this picture. The background vegetation is the perfect camouflage for the hummingbird.

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August 22, 2015 - Hummingbird and Cardinal Flower in Bent Tree

August 22, 2015 – Hummingbird and Cardinal Flower in Bent Tree