The Corpus Callosum

Calliope Hummingbirds

These things are hard to photograph.  They are
faster than I
am, that is for sure.  Out of about 30 shots, at least a few
were decent.
 

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These are said to be the smallest birds in the USA.
 They are href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calliope_Hummingbird">named
after the Greek
muse of  epic poetry
, if you can believe Wikipedia.
 

Comments

  1. #1 Cathy
    August 20, 2007

    Wow! That first photo is amazing. Do they fight and chase each other off like the Anna’s do, or will they share nicely?

  2. #2 Joseph j7uy5
    August 20, 2007

    There were several feeders. It was not obvious that they were fighting, but there was a lot of general commotion.

  3. #3 Anne-Marie
    August 21, 2007

    Fantastic pictures! I’ve spent hours and hours stalking hummingbird feeders with my camera and have never gotten pictures anywhere near that good, most impressive!

  4. #4 The Ridger
    August 21, 2007

    Wow. Just … wow.

  5. #5 joltvolta
    August 21, 2007

    Would we find these floating around Phoenix, AZ by any chance?
    I’ve seen some tiny hummingbirds in my area.

    – jolt