Sunday, July 12, 2009

Anna's Hummingbird on lookout

The male Anna's Hummingbird that "owns" my backyard flashes some color even on an overcast day. When I played a recording of an Anna's male song and call notes, he didn't appear to notice. However, when I played a recording of a male Rufous Hummingbird, he quickly came in close, and hovered about 6 ft. in front of me, then perched nearby looking me over. I think if I had really been a Rufous male at that moment, I would have been in trouble.

This handsome moth (also in my backyard today) is less striking, but beautiful in its own subtle way. I wish I knew his name.

(Clicking on the image will enlarge the photo.)


Post a Comment

<< Home