Friday, December 20, 2013

Anna's Hummingbird and snow.

This magnificent fellow hangs out a few meters from our front door.  He has recently claimed territory from a female who still lurks and sneaks in to take a quick drink from the feeder while he's snoozing in the Pieris bush.  If he spies her, he chases her off.  He is not gracious.

It was a snowy, turning to rainy day, and he kept watch for most of it.  Here (above) he is atop the highest Forsythia spike.  The pink background is the neighbours' stucco wall.

Here he is on a planet of skewered marshmallows, unfazed by how odd that is.

High-beams on.

And here he is taking a break in the quiet heart of the Pieris bush.  I took this photo through one of the squares in the lattice fence.

Anna's Hummingbirds are becoming ridiculously common in southern British Columbia.  On our leg of the Vancouver Christmas Bird count a few days ago we found four, none near feeders.

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