Hummingbird Laying in Water, beak immersed

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Rufous hummingbird laying and splashing in the water on our front patio stream, his beak is immersed right in the water, had never seen this before, and you can see where he's churning the water up with his wings. There are 2 sprays of water droplets/splashes beyond the rear of his body.
I watched as he paddled/skimmed across the water like a little boat, first time I'd seen one do that, altho had seen them bathe many times.


alandrapal - Jun 14, 2008 04:35 AM EDT
Hi Anne, many thanks for your nice comments. I wish you could have seen this too, the little hummers really enjoy bathing. I got some more images of them bathing today.
anne - Jun 12, 2008 04:04 PM EDT
Wow!! What a terrific and beautiful picture!!! The irrisdescence of its wing is so beautiful!!! A terrific shot! Wish I had been there. *g*
Guest - Jun 10, 2006 05:09 PM EDT
glad you like it, Carol and Janice.
Guest - Jun 09, 2006 10:33 PM EDT
That must have really been something to see. He figured how to get the most water-fast.
Guest - Jun 09, 2006 07:32 PM EDT
Great photo of the Hummer doing tricks!!! Carol
Guest - Jun 09, 2006 04:34 PM EDT
thanks Alex, not sure if it's the full moon or the water, lol. thought it was quite unusual to see that little performance
Guest - Jun 09, 2006 09:03 AM EDT
WOW!! nice shot,you sure are teaching those hummers some neat

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