Mr Rufous Hummingbird (high atop a budding Maple) guards his turf.
Mr Annas Hummingbird way up in a Cherry tree watches carefully for incoming attacks by Mr Rufous... No, the 2 species do m=no like one another! Pleanty of turf battles ensuing right now!
A female Pine Siskin
Mr Anna's surveys his domain
A tiny adorable male Bushtit (slightly larger than a hummingbird)
He performs a lot of flaring of his gorget to attract the females attention prior to the dive
The actual dive is so rapid, I have never achieved a photo but will keep trying!
Thanks for looking ... Terry V
March 2018 .. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 100 photography blogs in Canada.
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