Thursday, March 19, 2015

Small and sexy

Green Thorntail is another fun hummingbird at Rancho, one that doesn't come in to the feeders.  This is the northernmost member of a typically South American group of hummers.

 From behind you can see the fairly thick shafts to the feathers that would support their typically upright posture

The females and young males weren't quite as adorned.

Snowcap is one of the highlight species at Rancho.  I'd seen it before, but never as many individuals.

 They were fairly shy, and didn't come in to the verbena if a person was too close.  I think all of these pics are taken from the balcony looking down.

1 comment:

Cathy Carroll said...

I love these hummingbird photos. Your Snowcap photos with tail fanned, as difficult as that bird is to photograph in flight, are great. I also loved the photo ate the forest pools.