If there is a life photo list, I have just added one, and it's a dazzler! Around here I never, ever see two hummingbirds together except in moments of aerial combat. Let alone the chance to get a photo of the same. But today I looked up to see a male and female perching peaceably at this nectar feeder. And the male was in brilliant gorget display from my position. I do not understand the bird psychology here as the hummers are no where near breeding time and they always defend their feeders from one another with ferocity. It's almost as if they wanted to get a good blog post! I don't think I'll see it again for many years. But what a moment!
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!