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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Gorgeous gorgets

This morning I saw the female Lucifer Hummingbird with all the gorget feathers. She's the one who starred in Ron Cook's awesome courtship photos (see May 16 post).

This may or may not be the featured male.

The oasis is full of fledglings. Easy to see as many as five Ash-throated Flycatchers or Mockingbirds at one time. Here is a juvenile Black-throated Sparrow.


  1. Can you tell me how you got the really great hummer photos? I am curious as to the camera and lens you used and how far away you might have been when you got these photos. They are truly wonderful.

  2. I just now found this comment. Sorry. I use a Canon with 100-400mm lens. I am anywhere from 20 to 50 feet from them, I'd guess.