Outside of our kitchen window, I have hung a nectar feeder. One old Anna's hummingbird has taken to roosting in the adjacent pygmy date palm whose fronds cover the feeder. The sunlight that filters down through the fronds leaves a dappled effect over him.
Each of these photos is the exact same Anna's male hummingbird. He's not afraid of me as I shoot his photo through he window.
|He takes REALLY long blinks as well... in the middle of the afternoon|
If he passes from this mortal coil (many hummingbirds live only 2 years) I will bury him in my back yard... making sure not to catch any of the mites he might have. That's all I need... to add to my own itch.
The Holy Grail of images or videos, would be one like this... if I could ever get the perfect angle:
(this link was shared with me by a close friend who loves hummingbirds as much as I do; merci)