Costas Joining In
(So. Ca. High Desert Mtns.)
This year we have seen more Hummingbirds coming to our feeder than ever before. After seeing a few different species at our lone little feeder, I went out and bought few more.
The other day I saw a little Costas Hummingbird at one of them. I was so excited! Silly me. Came right in and identified it.
What a cute stumpy lil' thing. So differently shaped than the others!
I know this is an extreme close up, but I just wanted to share with others, their cute little shape. I've only got one picture of him in the air, and its not a real clear one, I can't wait to get a good shot of him. His little neck is so brilliantly colored.
The other day, I learned NOT to wear a real colorful flowery shirt, while sitting out there enjoying their visits!
The female Rufous came right up to me, and tried to land on my shoulder! She was doing 360's all around me! Almost landed on my camera, and then my arm!!
It didn't take long for me to realize what she was doing!
It was a unique experience to say the least.
Now if I could just get this little Costas to sit pretty and perched nearby a feeder, facing me!!! Or capture him in flight!
My place has to be the one stop candy shop to them! Yipee for me!
Don't forget to clean your feeders!