2022—Back to the Hummers

My love of Hummingbirds is no secret. Since I started the In Focus Daily Blog in January 2011, these tiny but feisty birds have been featured on the blog many, many times. Most have been photographed in my backyard although quite a few were taken in Madera Canyon, AZ, Patagonia, AZ and the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. The first hummer appeared on January 3, 2011, a female Anna’s Hummingbird. Anna’s Hummingbirds are year-round residents of my backyard and in most years since then, my New Year’s Day post has featured a hummer. This year’s first hummer post is a few days late. This female Anna’s kept her eye on me as I slowly approached but she continued to hover near the feeder so I was able to capture a few shots using the Nikon Z9 and Nikkor Z100-400 with the Nikon Z 2X Teleconverter.