"Stuff is eaten by dogs, broken by family and friends, sanded down by the wind, frozen by the mountains, lost by the prairie, burnt off by the sun, washed away by the rain. So you are left with dogs, family, friends, sun, rain, wind, prairie and mountains. What more do you want?"
Monday, August 19, 2013
For a while there we had around 20 hummingbirds a day coming to our feeders. Tweaking the formula for nectar appears to have have a real effect. It seems though that the rufous and calliope hummingbirds have left for Mexico and we just have a few broad-tailed hanging around.
I have been finding that it is quite a challenge to set up shots where I can get the lighting right to get their feathers to light up.
Some chickadees returned last week. I have neighbors who claim they have black-capped chickadees that stay around all summer, but ours seem to leave in early June and don't return until about now. I assumed they moved to higher altitudes in the mountains, but maybe they just go visit our neighbors.
This fellow is in one of the locust trees off the deck, but he looks like he is lost in the jungle.