Every year around the 11th of April I take note of the return of our Hummingbirds. Give or take a couple of days, they arrive in my garden around the same date each Spring. This arrival seems to be perfectly timed with several flowering plants and bushes that provide a food source for these hungry little birds.
The other morning I decided to go take a few shots of our blooming Wiegelia, and I came face to face with this beautiful little Ruby throated hummingbird. They seem to love this bush, and more often than not, I can find one of them perched somewhere in the midst of it. Flying back and forth to our hanging hummingbird feeder, they return to the Wiegelia for a resting spot. It provides them with great cover and camoflage. Surprisingly, they blend right into the colors to the flowers and leaves.