Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ann's Hummingbird

Ann's Hummingbird
Ann's Hummingbird
Ann's Hummingbird
Believe it or not these are all hummingbirds. The Ann's Hummingbird. I got so close to these hummingbirds that some of them are blurry, I only showed some clear ones. This morning I was planning to take pictures and videos of sparrows, finches and doves. While I heard a chipping sound. I thought it was a Northern Cardinal or a Pyruloxia. Then I heard a buzzing sound. So I figured it was a hummingbird. Then I spotted it on the hummingbird feeder. It was trying to perch but it couldn't. So it finished its drink and flew to perch on a nearby bush. Then I followed it and toke a step and picture, step and picture until I got these crisp pictures above. It was an amazing experience when I was standing just a few inches away from the bird. And now a joke.
Knock knock
Who's there?
Orange who?
Orange you going
to comment on
this post???!!!
Ha ha ha!
He he he!


Ruth said...

Wow! Imagine being that close to a perched hummingbird. I have seldom seen one that was not flying. I like the colours that show on the last picture.
Funny knock knock...

mon@rch said...

wow, such amazing photos!! I have only seen an anna's once before and isn't it amazing how vocal they are? Great work!

Birdman said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
omalois said...

Birdman I'm proud of the great photos you are taking. It takes a lot of patience to photograph birds ...and hummingbirds move soooo quickly.

Mom said...

Great pictures Sam!!!
(Sorry Birdman I mean)
Your new camera takes nice pictures.

Ruth said...

Hi there again... In the Sibley Guide I see this is called an Anna's Hummingbird (page 298 of my new book) Perhaps it is called Anna and Ann's.

mon@rch said...

Sorry, didn't notice you were missing the a in it! Yes, the proper spelling for this hummingbird is Anna's Hummingbird!

Birdman said...

omalois-Thank you, I agree. Hummingbirds are fast fliers.

mom-Thank you.

ruth-I think mon@rch is right. Or they could be the same.

mon@rch-Ok, thanks for the tip!