I was not familiar with hummingbirds in Newfoundland. While there are also hummingbirds on Prince Edward Island, I did not see any of the humming creatures until we went to Island Preserve Company in New Glasgow, PEI, last week.
Our table overlooked the garden and the Clyde River, while outside the window was a hummingbird feeder.
I had my camera and hoped to get some pictures of the garden before we left there. However, I was lucky enough to get some shots of a tiny red-throated hummingbird.
Because the photos were taken through the glass, they are not sharp images, but I was thrilled to photograph the little creature anyway.
Through the window, the red of the throat was only visible when the bird moved a particular way.
One photo shows the tongue protruding from the end of the beak.
The fluorescence of the feathers was barely visible but the emerald green was beautiful.
This brief, but interesting video shows how the hummingbird's tongue works.
While I have always enjoyed my visits to Island Preserve Company, this one was extra special.