It was a slow week, but it gave me a chance to revisit my hummers. My only outing since Tofino was a pleasant morning hiking up Mt. Washington on Sat. (June 26). There were a lot of bird sounds, but nothing close for the camera. However, the wild flowers were gorgeous, butterflies fluttered everywhere, and the scenery was splendid.
HOW'S THE HUMMERS? (June 25/04)
Here's Harry, as resplendent and pugnacious as ever! Despite the lack of respect from the "tweeners" Harry's still hanging around acting like the "Big Bird on Campus."
Battle stations everyone - intruder approaching.
It's undignified to scratch in public, but when you've got the itch ...
Those California chicks are cute aren't they? (June 25/04 - Schooner Cove)
MT. WASHINGTON OPENING - June 26 was the summer opening for mountain activities so my wife and I spent the morning hiking around and enjoying the birds, flowers, butterflies, and marvellous scenery. There were plenty of birds but mostly out of range for the camera, except, of course, for the panhandling Gray Jays and a Varied Thrush family.
Fledgling Varied Thrush
Adult male Varied Thrush.
Big baby Gray Jay - still begging for food from Mom and Dad.
Tough love - the parents were teaching the fledglings "survival" by letting them fend for themselves.