Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bob's Hummingbirds

Our friend Bob, in Redding, has two hummingbird feeders hanging by the front walk of his house.  Every morning his fills the quart bottles of each and by nightfall they are both empty.  At any given moment, there are hummingbirds eating, whooshing by, chattering at each other and at you, if you stand still.  There is nothing quite like the feel of being dive bombed by a hummingbird!

Breakfast time!

All the seats are full and there is a waiting line.

They fill the perches as fast as they are empty.

All of these hummers are Anna's, the most common variety in Redding.

A very small, young bird.

A rare moment of stillness.

Hurry up Bob, it's time for a refill!

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