Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chilly Saturday

The hummers have been putting up with some wet weather for the last 4 days. It should be getting sunnier for the next 4-5 days although it should stay cool. Plenty of hummers around and still thirsty! They even had some hail to dodge today.

Saw an interesting news report today - first the military is recruiting dolphins, now hummingbirds! Actually, remote control drones in the form of a hummingbird. 6.5" wingspan, flies by flapping its wings. 2 cameras built in, 1 forward - 1 rearward. Not sure I am on board with military hummers of the avian kind.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mild Winter for the Hummingbirds So Far

Most of January and now half of February has been pretty mild - weatherwise. This may change a little this week as rain and a cool down are supposed to be on the way. But this morning the weather is fine, 77 degrees out by the main feeder area.

One of the elder guys, if not the old guy, is hanging out next to his feeder chasing off anyone that might have thoughts of pilfering from his territory.

Here is a photo of one of the hummers with backlighting and wings a blur.

This is a manzanita in full bloom, as small as the flowers are, the hummers like them for a treat.

The orioles should be a month or so away - they were here March last year.

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