The recent bird photographs, by Dave Kemp, that I posted in this space a few days ago, got me to thinking about my favourite photos by this gentleman from the lower British Columbia mainland. The pictures are of a female Anna's Hummingbird and nestlings. These photos are beautiful of course, but the other word that comes to mind is intimate. I feel I could reach out and touch this wonderful bird. Anna's Hummingbirds not only eat nectar, but also consume small insects. In fact, they eat the largest amount of insects of all North American hummingbirds. Maybe the large meat diet explains the Anna's aggressive and highly territorial behaviour.
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