Hi all! I've been slacking on posting lately, because I'm busy with homeschool. Today, however, I was done before noon, so I went outside for fresh air. Just so you know, the TIMELINE series has NOT ended, it's just I'm having trouble remembering exactly what happened on these endeavors, and also, these photos are NOT of the Costa's that likes to be petted. I haven't found time to say this, but, the Costa's Hummingbird that I pet has been gone about 2 months! All because of the most pugnacious, aggressive Hummingbird ever chased him- and the mean Anna's- away for good! That hummingbird is none other than the one in the photos below. He also has the longest gorget extensions I've ever seen on a Costa's Hummingbird! I wonder if his hyper-aggression has to do with his extra long gorget. Anyways, I've seen him preening a couple times already, but I just happened to have a perfect opportunity to photograph him today! I immediately saw him when I walked outside, then I remembered Dad had his camera on the desk today. I was back outside, camera in hand, in a matter of seconds. This hummingbird also preens more than any hummingbird I've seen (probably because he chased off hummingbirds faster than I could blink, so they never had time, still, even before he infamously arrived the Anna's never really preened). He also sings WAY more than any hummingbird, never ceasing to be silent, except of course when he's preoccupied with doing other important hyper-aggressive hummingbird stuff. Anyways, there's his life story, which could be summed up in just 1 word: MEAN. I quickly took some epic killer shots of him, as twisted and turned his body in very odd, but cool ways. After about 15 amazing photos, I finally noticed a message on the camera screen: "No memory card insterted." After that I did Darth Vader's "noooooooooooooooooooo-" I'm just kidding, what I really said was; "Ah dang it, man." But don't feel really terrible for me, because I grabbed the memory card, inserted it, and then fired away with more hummingbird-preening shots. Now I actually think my current photos ended up much better than the ones with no memory card did. In the end, I also ended up with 29 pix instead of 15. There's today's story, and more TIMELINE posts are yet to come, very soon too! Please enjoy Mr. Hyper Aggressive-ness's photos below!
"I'm won hot hummingbird!"
"I'm leaning towards you, baby!"
More pix of a preening Hummingbird.
As you can see, he has VERY long gorget extensions, and he is absolutely stunning!
I'm Jared Conaway, and stay tuned for my next non-TIMELINE post (and my next TIMELINE)!
I really do miss the very tame hummingbird that could be petted, but this guy still allows for very close approach...