Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hummingbirds of winter

We now have at least two hummingbirds gracing* the feeder at our house. Last week we confirmed the female Anna's, and today we noticed that the Anna's was very defensive - there was another female hummingbird present. If confirmed, this Black-chinned Hummingbird may be the latest record for the region. Hopefully we'll be able to get photos of the Black-chinned soon!

* by "gracing" we mean territorially defending...

Here's the Anna's:

In the spirit of too much information full disclosure, I'd been trying to get a photo of this Question Mark (a new yard butterfly) when the hummingbird showed up. I scooted back into the house to let her feed, so the photo above is through binoculars.

Mmm, produce bag filled with aged bananas and soggy orange chunks...

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