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Anna's Hummingbird Feeding by Little Kern River

 
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Anna\'s Hummingbird Feeding by Little Kern River
This female Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) fed on wild honeysuckle intermittently for 15 minutes as I ate lunch at the stock bridge across the Little Kern River.
Note the flower visible through the beating wings.

My thanks to lcarreau for identifying the species.

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NoonduelerNice one.

Noondueler

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Man, their wings move so fast, like a bee! Gives them that quick dart-hovercraft quality.
Posted Jun 2, 2010 1:17 am

mrchad9Re: Nice one.

mrchad9

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Thank you. Yes, I've always enjoyed watching them, used to have a feeder outside my office. But this is the first time I've managed to get a photo of one out in the wild.
Posted Jun 2, 2010 11:29 am

lcarreauRe: Nice one.

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Hummingbirds are attracted to a wide variety of flowers.

Those blooms resemble wild honeysuckles.

From this angle, that's an "Anna's Hummingbird."

Posted Jun 2, 2010 7:01 pm

mrchad9Re: Nice one.

mrchad9

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Perfect Larry! I checked my other photos and they seem consistant with others online. Thanks so much!
Posted Jun 2, 2010 7:49 pm

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mrchad9Submitted by mrchad9
on Jun 1, 2010 3:22 am

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Object Title: Anna's Hummingbird Feeding by Little Kern River