Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More Birds

There seems to be one last hummingbird hanging around instead of heading off for South America. I have heard stories of hummingbirds beginning to overwinter in this area but haven't actually seen any in the winter. Don't know if this one is planning on staying or just got left behind and is stoking up on honeysuckle nectar for the long trip.
Most of our irrigation water comes from this small pond which gets mighty low toward the end of summer. It is always, full or low, a favorite feeding place for Great Blue Herons. They are such stately birds on the ground and look so awkward as they take off with those long legs dangling.

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