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NIKON CORPORATION
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Apr 13, 2012, 3:28:13 PM
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Love interrupted by kayaksailor Love interrupted by kayaksailor
I think I interrupted their 'date' :love: Love is in the air!

A pair of Anna's hummingbirds were flying, well hovering, just a few inches off the tile patio when I noticed them...they then settled down on the ground. The male on the right was very vocal with different sounds than the usual squeaks and chitters. And he had his red helmet and cheek feathers all spread like a fan! ,

They were on the ground long enough for me to watch briefly, sneak into the house to grab my camera, come back out and snap a couple shots. I was trying to get them on video when the mood was broken and they flew off ): I've seen a pair in their courtship flutterings but never seen them land on the ground!

More of my hummers here: [link]
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:iconjocelyner:
I never saw hummingbirds on the ground!
Beautiful shot! :love:
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:iconkayaksailor:
I hadn't either!!! They were buzzing around just a few inches above and I think they finally just had to take a breather :giggle:
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holland-cavaletti Jun 6, 2012
having to go from point a to point b in an instant (lol) I'd need a breather too :)

great shot! :)
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KV-Arts Apr 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great capture!!
I saw two hummingbirds sit on the ground before at campus. I'm not sure if they were courting but they were on the ground so shortly that it looked like they had to take a breather from all the chasing they did :giggle: Couldn't see their feet either. Just a flat bum!
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:iconkayaksailor:
hmmm. I think you may be right about the breather :nod: the little female's tail was flat :giggle:
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KV-Arts Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:lol:

My boyfriend's mom had a nest in a tree over her back porch. When the wind semi-felled the tree they moved the branch to their porch while the tree was removed (single level apartment complex, no backyard). She got some great photos of the 2 babies inside.
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:iconkayaksailor:
How cool!! Did that work for keeping the babies OK?
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KV-Arts Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah she attached the branch to the buglia and kept the leaves over the nest so they felt safe. Eventually they flew away.
It looks like she's back for another brood but built her nest by the neighbor's back porch. They usually come back to the same nest but I also think they come back to the same view. The nest was torn by the time the babies left so she didn't have a nest to come back to.
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glassreflections Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on getting a chance to get a shot of these two lovebirds :love: lol.
Hummers are so fun to watch and listen to!
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