Thursday, August 20, 2009


The first weekend in August, I had a little time to watch the hummingbirds in our yard. I'm always surprised at how aggressive they can be with one another! The dainty little birds and the fighting just don't seem to go together. When I was standing outside watching them, I could hear them hitting each other in flight. They are fun to watch! I wish more of my pictures were in focus.

It looks like the pictures below are of a juvenile male. In the third picture, I like the way the light catches the tiny but growing red patch on the bird's throat. In the last picture, I caught one bird chasing off another one from the red cedar tree (left) in our yard.