This gallery contains 2 photos. After turning up their bills at the sugar water this summer, the (Anna’s) hummingbirds are taking to it. Freezing cold temperatures have ended the reign of the popular anise hyssop (which flowered until early November). Taken on November 17 with a tripod-mounted long lens is my first clear photo of an Anna’s female drinking the sweet stuff.
Even taken with the long lens under good lighting, freezing a flying hummingbird (never mind getting stills!) is challenging. There are at least two Anna’s (one male, one female) who are claiming our backyard as their territory! Taken hand held on November 15.