Observations of the activities of hummingbirds and orioles in my backyard.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I spent half an hour or so out with the hummers this afternoon around 2:00. There was a big crowd hanging out on the 'hummingbird tree' and on the feeding tower. Here is a photo of several hummers and a praying mantis that I almost did not see. I have heard (read) that a mantis can catch a hummer, maybe a much bigger mantis and much smaller hummer.
Here is a better photo of the lizard who has taken over the bird house!
This is about half of the birds in the tree, the rest are lower and are harder to see. That photo is next, most of these photos are clickable for a larger view.
I took a nice 2 minute video of the activity, almost like being there! Well, not quite...