Monday, July 9, 2012

Magnificent Hummingbird

July 9, 2012 - Nancy and I were enjoying our coffee out on our bedroom balcony early this morning when to our great astonishment, a huge hummingbird zoomed over our heads and checked out our hummingbird feeder.  It did not stay to feed, probably because we were too close, but flew to the top of a nearby aspen.  Fortunately, Nancy had her camera ready with its 400 mm lens and was able to get several photos of it.  This is truly a rare bird for Colorado and especially the northern part of the state.  We wonder if it has to do with the drought and recent fires along the Front Range and further south in New Mexico.  Here is Nancy's best photo of the bird, as it sat in the top of the aspen.