Hummer Heaven--Broadtailed Hummingbird & Blue Bearded Tongue Penstemon By Evergreen, Colorado Artists Barb Adkins & Tom Adkins
In Colorado we have Broadtailed Hummingbirds that arrive in April and fly South in mid September. I grew the Blue Bearded Tongue Penstemon and noticed the little hummers loved to get a drink from them.
The Broadtailed Hummers are similar to the Ruby Throated Hummers we had in the Midwest.
The difference is the Broadtails have a broad wide tail with white, brown and black patterns on them and their throats are a fuchsia color, not the ruby red.
We have 7 feeders out each summer and generally use a gallon+ of sugar water a day. Each year the birds return and raise new families. The next year all those new babies come back to raise more families.
We have 2 other kinds of hummers, Roufous Hummingbirds, that are cinnamon colored with florescent orange throats and Calliope Hummers that are the smallest hummers. They are the green color but have intense purple strips on their throats.
These birds feed from sunrise to almost dark each day. At dusk they really show up to "tank up" for the night. The most we have been able to count at this dusk "Showtime" is 24+ birds.
People love to come and visit us for the show that goes on all day long.
Tom made the beautiful handmade Pine Frame from Colorado Pines. Double Color Coordinated Archival Safe Mat.
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Media: Regular & Pearlized Acrylic paint on panel
Size: 11" x 5" , Then matted & framed in Hand Made Pine Frame