Friday, January 2, 2009

Winter Hummingbirds

These are Anna's Hummingbirds, (Calypte anna), at our feeders in Olympia during the recent snowstorms. We feed two females in our yard, and several more - male and female - are in the neighborhood.
In "our" yard the one perched is boldly dominant. She owns the feeder, chases her competition, and is giving the stink eye as Janet take her photo.

Her "competition", perhaps her daughter, spends far less time at the feeders, sneaks in for quick sips and darts off again. GB

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