Friday, June 12, 2009

In With The Old, Week Twenty-Four

Anna's Hummingbird (April 2006)

It is not obvious but the background of this image is the wall of the gift shop at the Boyce-Thompson Arboretum in Arizona. The plant was in a large pot next to the door of the shop. Mama hummingbird decided that this would be a great spot for a nest. Perhaps she realized the presence of humans would keep predators at bay. This isn't the only humming bird I've photographed there. There's this one and this one.

6 comments:

Danudin said...

Ain't nature a doozy.

Chesney said...

Nice shot - very seldom do you see humming birds just sitting there!

Anonymous said...

Aaaw, such a little cutie! Nice shot!

Debra said...

Wow, great shot! Hummers are such interesting birds.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! how nice that she found such a safe and open spot to nest. The nests are impossibly tiny I think.

Anonymous said...

Ellen's right, that nest is so small that it seems she must not lay many eggs or the nest would overcrowd quickly as the babies grow. A fine shot!