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Mountain Hummingbirds
updated: Jul 07, 2014, 8:30 AM

By Aquaholic

This is a good example of why I love Edhat… I had seen a post some days ago by MOUNTAINMAN about the abundance of Hummingbirds at his home in Painted Cave. I asked Ed to give my info to him and inquired about the possibility of coming up to photograph the action at his home. This is the result! It was a joy to see, hear and witness so many hummingbirds in one location…a first for me here in SB. The only other place I've seen more, was in the rain forest in Costa Rica.

While I was happily shooting away, MONTAINMAN counted nearly 30 birds, although I'm sure there were lots more in the surrounding trees and shrubs. They have opted to keep the dead, spindly tobacco plant as a perch for the hungry birds, which is great. The images give you a sense of the scale and numbers of birds they have visiting…I counted 12 on the tobacco plant in one of the images. Most all of the Hummies I saw were Anna's.

The view from up there ain't bad either!…Thanks again to Mountainman and Jess for allowing me to visit, and, hopefully I can return again when the migratory period brings more species.

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