Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Audacity of Coloration

Ruby and crimson and emerald and shimmery--this Anna's hummingbird is in his full glory, unlike the tabula rasa juvie seen at the bus stop (in previous post).

And bossy and territorial and ballsy. He was divebombing a courting cedar waxwing just before I took this shot.  The courtship was really sweet: both birds were offering berries to each other.

1 comment:

  1. He been berry berry good to me! CW's are my favorite bird ever since I spotted one in our Baltimore back yard at age 9 or 10. I actually went inside to describe to my parents. I must have used words along the lines of "like a cardinal, only brown."