One new photograph, almost every day of the year

2016—Taking Flight

The other morning the male Anna’s hummingbird was keeping an eye on “his” fountain while the bushtits descended en masse.  I’ve seen him chase one or two small gold finches away but I guess he felt outnumbered by the large number of bushtits and he didn’t  dive bomb the group.  In the first shot, he finally took to wing when the bushtits disappeared from the fountain.

In the second shot, he has just finished his bath in the fountain and is landing on a twig to preen.

Flying hummer.jpg


flying hummer 5.jpg

One response

  1. Melinda

    I love the documentation of all the bird drama going on in your yard! Excellent shots as always.

    August 12, 2016 at 7:25 am

Leave a Reply to Melinda Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s