More bird photos have arrived this weekend. The first two are from reader Stephen Barnard, who lives in Idaho. Click all photos to enlarge.
Spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularius):
Diana MacPherson, who sent a note, enclosed pictures of a male and female ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). Since I posted a photo of the female the other day, I’ll put up two pictures of the male.
Here are a couple pictures of the male (in the first one he is in a weigela next to some cobwebs, guarding the feeders). He dive-bombs the poor girls and I have a picture of one of them cowering in the weigela as he does so. You can see their pretty green feathers in the dusk sunlight.I think I saw an interloper male. He outmanoeuvred the regular male and dashed to the feeder to get a quick sip before going on. 🙂