Hummingbird pollen on feet 2

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side view of same hummer, with what I believe to be pollen dust on it's claws, esp noticeable on the foot highest on flower stem
taken in a rush yesterday as we were heading out


Guest - Jul 17, 2005 04:11 PM EDT
thanks Fella, have been admiring yours too. Guess we are "neighbours", as we're just across the border between WA state and BC. Have been to Bellingham many times over the years, altho not for sometime, due to the weakness of our CDN dollar : )
Guest - Jul 17, 2005 11:26 AM EDT
love all your shots !!!!!!!beatiful pics..way to go
Guest - Jul 17, 2005 03:15 AM EDT
thanks Alex, - guess they chase around so much here that they have to take a break : ) I heard their legs are very "under developed", as they don't use them that much, due to being able to hover from place to place without having to "walk". Neat little birds
Guest - Jul 16, 2005 07:22 AM EDT
WOW!! thats a great shot,we seldom get to see one perch .
Guest - Jul 15, 2005 07:30 PM EDT
thankyou Karen and Grahame, happy you like it. About the type of hummer, Grahame -- well, that's a good question, perhaps we'll just settle for your suggestion : ) - seriously, have been checking the "bird guide" lately out of curiosity myself, and am none the wiser. According to that, it's almost impossible to tell the difference between the females and immature males of the Rufous and Allen's hummers. Earlier today, we had 3 of them zooming around our front patio area, not sure if they were playing or defending their territory, - it seemed to be something to do with the red Crocosmia plant, as that's where it kept reverting back to. It's really incredible the speeds they move at, and how they change direction "just like that", it looked as if they would get tangled up, as the 3 were sooo close at times, at such speeds. Hopeless to try to get a pic of the 3 of them -- really it's so incredible that it's all you can do to actually "watch" the aerial display : )
Guest - Jul 15, 2005 05:36 PM EDT
Great shot Alandra, don't see any of these in the UK, does it have a specific name like "the pollen footed hummingbird"????
Guest - Jul 15, 2005 04:42 PM EDT
You've done it again! Beautiful!

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