As the weather warms I've been noticing the hummingbirds are starting to spend more time in my backyard. I would see them on occasion during winter, but I see and hear them quite often now, which makes me very happy. I captured this handsome devil this week, just after a light rain. It's been so much fun getting to know the local hummingbirds, their tendencies, and have even learned to distinguish their songs from other types of birds in the area.
"Most elegantly finished in all parts, [the hummingbird] is a miniature work of our Great Parent, who seems to have formed it the smallest, and at the same time the most beautiful of the winged species."
-J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur