Monday, December 31, 2012

The End of the Blues: Last Blue Throat

Miller Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains of Southern Arizona remains the best place to see hummingbirds -- both in terms of species and quantity. It is not unusual to find 10 species in July, August, and September. In 2010, I found and photographed 13 species there. And in terms of quantity, hundreds are not an exaggeration. A survey was done a few years back with an estimate of nearly 6,000 hummingbirds visiting the Beatty's Orchard feeders in a single season.  Today's "5" Star photo is a Blue Throated Hummingbird who was making the rounds of the flowering plants near the feeders.

Blue Throated Hummingbird

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