This gallery contains 3 photos. This string–which is being used to give a bit of posture to some bell pepper plants that were flopping over–is looking a little worse for wear, but it’s still one of this male Anna’s Hummingbird’s favourite perches. Photographed in the backyard through the sunroom glass during the early evening of August 26.
You’d think that with all the ruckus he was making (he was using lots of fowl language at very loud volumes), proclaiming his territory to one and all (including the non-avians like ourselves), that he would at least lift his head for a pose. But no, he was playing coy. Or maybe he was unaware of the paparazzi from above? Doubtful.
And this is definitely a male … his iridescent pink balaclava (the Anna’s hummingbirds never do anything in small measures, pardon the expression) is definitely coming in! Odd that he likes to perch on this string, which is quite close to the ground. Thankfully, no kitty prowled the garden tonight! More examples of fray can be found here.