Monday, March 23, 2015

Hermits

Last dedicated hummingbird post of the trip...

Hermits are aptly named solitary hummingbirds that attain their greatest diversity in the jungle lowlands.  Two species however were present at Rancho's mid-elevations.  I actually took a few pics of this orchid or bromeliad or whatever it is planning to photoshop a bird in at some point.  This Stripe-throated (formerly known as Little) Hermit took the authentic route a few minutes later.


Another view of the long hermit tail...

I actually got better (or at last more natural) pics of Green Hermit 2 years ago at Arenal hanging gardens.  They would come in to Rancho's feeders sporadically.  It was another bird that would have benefitted from another day's shooting.

1 comment:

Jerry said...

I've really enjoyed your hummingbird posts, Matt! Wonderful job!