What's Your Nature?

Become a Nature Up North explorer to share your encounters with wild things and wild places in New York's North Country. Post your wildlife sightings, landscape shots, photos from your outings, and even your organization's events!

Poser Hummingbird

Posted by Jennifer Sigmon,
North Country explorer from Asbury Park NJ
May 16, 2022

This little guy was the first to arrive in May. He made himself comfortable, I think he was a regular. He would buzz past me while I took my morning walks with my camera. On this morning, he chirped and then landed nearby and began stretching and preening his feathers. He put on quite the show, I got a great series of photos. I gave this guy a name, Harold, because he was quite bold and seemed to recognize me as the human who was filling the feeders and growing his favorite flowers. I get a great number of hummingbirds here each season on Black Lake. 


Liz Anderson

Wow, such a great photo! Hummingbirds are amazing creatures, I always feel very lucky when I see one. Harold suits him, thanks for sharing this magical experience!