So, here is series #2 of my favorite pictures from my trip, which all orbit around a single tree in a backyard I was frequenting. With only the enticement of two small feeders hung from different branches, there were some interesting guests who stopped by for some refreshments.
I’m usually one of those people who often miss out on the action, but this time there was so much activity I couldn’t miss it (ok, well, I may have taken a few pictures of random branches and no hummingbirds, but those suckers are quick and I didn’t post those 🙂 ). I belive that I’ve managed to capture about 5 different hummingbirds, and one dramatic squirrel. Through all the hubbub I also learned that hummingbirds make a bit of a buzzing noise from their wings when zooming by, and also can make a kind of chirping sound which may have been an aggressive tactic to get the paparazzi away from the tree…but I prefer to think they were just showing off (short bird syndrome). Squirrels also do this when defending their nut house (ok…seed house is probably more accurate but I think nut house sounds more homey) from lookie loos and tiny flybys.