Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Humming in New Mexico

One set of my in-laws live in the mountains in New Mexico. They have four hummingbird feeders hanging on the eaves, and have so many hummers that my FIL has to refill the feeders daily. There are only two birds in this photo but often there were one or two dozen hummingbirds zipping around. These birds are about two-thirds the size of those we have here, meaning they were about the size of my thumb. The birds themselves didn't "tweet" much but the sound of all those wings was like that of a chainsaw down the road a piece.

This photo also does not show the tremendous rain, from the fringes of Hurricane Dolly. It rained over two inches from Friday evening through Saturday. The rain kept the other birds away, but not the hummers.

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