Thursday, July 23, 2015

Birding Mount Lemmon - IX: Female Hummingbird Feeding it's Young

Mount Lemmon provides great birding for a variety of warblers, typical mountains birds, AND for nesting hummingbirds. Rose Canyon Lake on Mount Lemmon provides perfect hummingbird habitat. so it is not uncommon to see hummers and even find their nests. 

On this particular occasion I came across a juvenile Broad Tailed Hummingbird (native to the interior Southwest US) sitting on a dead branch and not willing to move no matter how close I got. I suspect its mother told him to wait right there so it did what it was told as good children do.

Soon mom came zooming in, sat on an adjacent branch, and started feeding the little guy. Here is a series of photos I took of the event:

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