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Costa's Hummingbirds ~ Preparing to leave by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 2010 with a Canon Powershot sx10is 3-25-2010


The babies are thriving and practicing with their wings, standing at the edge of the nest….

With its iridescent violet crown and flared violet gorget, the male Costa’s is a stunning sight. While some desert species nest during the nourishing monsoon rains of July, the Costa’s nest in the cooler month’s of February and March, provided lowers and insects are plentiful; it and the related Anna’s may be the only hummingbirds seen in the deserts at this season.

VOICE Call is a rich ringing, sparrowlike tsit

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Comments

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 4 years ago

    Awwww… hummingbirds are so lovely – the babies are just supermagnificent! ;o)

  • I thank you again my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    So beautiful!!

  • Thank you again Blair, your visits mean a lot to me!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Lovely work Kimberly!

  • Thank you ~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Whatever next? Go for it, humdinger.

  • Thank you Sheila~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 4 years ago

    AWWWW Sweet shot !!!!!!!!!!

  • they would take turns and climbing over the other to make room to flap, it really was a joy to see, thank you ~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    This really is fabulous work. Brilliant timing to capture the wings like that.

  • Thank you so very much! They were stinkin cute trying with all there might…lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • I so appreciate your visits! Thanks~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago

    How cute is this, great capture Kimberly.

  • I appreciate that darlin, thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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