Next I turned on the hose, I sprayed a light stream of water hitting a cactus, and a humming bird came right up to within inches of the water spray. It clearly was interested and intrigued with the water, and hovered for a long time trying to decide whether or not to get a drink. I got my camera, but couldn't figure out how to hold the hose, spray water, and take a pic at the same time! I decided to turn on the ground bubblers we use to water the trees and sit and wait to see if any hummers showed up. Well, didn't have to wait long at all! They quickly started drinking the water and taking bird baths in the wet sand. Very fun to watch!
|Taking a bath!|
This has nothing to do with Hummingbirds, but couldn't resist posting a pic of my better half taking a break under the desert willow from her gardening. Nice flowering prickly pear in the foreground.
We're heading off to explore an area of Wonder Valley we've never been to before (Ironage Road), so should have another post soon!