Thursday, November 14, 2013
I bought a hummingbird feeder a few years ago but to this day have never had a hummer come by our place.
There are plenty around in North Vancouver though and when i realized that the community garden my wife tends has a couple of Anna's whipping around most times of day decided this was a great spot for the neglected feeder and we set it up in her plot, the birds were already coming around to her bean stalk anyways and it didn't take long before we had two coming regularly.
Since i prefer not to show feeders in my shots i set up a couple of perches around the feeder in hopes that one will become a habitual perch, took a while but finally i have one setting down briefly before feeding on a regular basis. Too bad it's not the more gorgeted one i saw last week (when i could only get them on the feeder) but this location could prove a good spot, it's really close to home and i can set-up quickly, change perches as whim would have it and just wait.
hoping for a full-gorget male one of these days
yes, i pulled out the ol' flash unit for these as it was really grey out, haven't used it much this year for some reason.