Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hummingbird Ballet

Lots of activity at the feeders at dusk. The challenge, of course, is that I have to shoot at 800 ISO or higher, with fill flash. So images tend to be grainy and a little diffused. Two guy hummers actually sat side-by-side for a nano-second. I think they might be brothers because "Jim" didn't immediately chase the other off.

They did alternate feeders eventually, so the drama was minimal. The second Anna's hummingbird tends to stay in motion and likes to perch on the flower part of the feeder instead of the rail on the outside of the feeder. He also uses his wings the whole time. Jim, on the other hand, sits and leisurely sips, except to chase off another hummingbird.

Hummingbird Gallery online.

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