Monday, April 11, 2011
These fun Anna's Hummingbird photos were easily taken by setting the garden hose on "mist" and then putting it in the tree above some hummingbird feeders. I'm sure it would work well for any species, but it works great in the desert! Anna's and Costa's Hummingbirds are constant daily customers and at sunset there can be as many as 15 on and around around the feeders.Normally, hummers fight all the time, but just before sunset, a truce seems to occur, and they all settle together, each taking a space at the feeders.
Last night, a pair of Hooded Orioles which has been around, came down from the Athel trees and arrived at the feeders, and stayed for awhile. They are very cautious, and descend to the feeders step by step, and seem to try to stay hidden as much as possible. I will try to get a nice picture of them.
Sine then I have found one more Long-eared Owl nest in town and it has 2 eggs already.
Posted by birdman88 at 9:21 AM
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