Monday, February 14, 2011

So who could live in a house like this?

It's about the size of an eggcup but contained two tiny eggs. It was made of cobweb, moss and lichen (c) Richard Brown

The Rufous-tailed Hummingbird which was nesting in a potted plant outside our room near Arenal Volcano (c) Richard Brown

This was the first trip we've had together where we could get to grips with some hummingbirds. And away from reliable food sources, particularly hummingbird feeders, they proved very difficult indeed because of their amazingly rapid speed. The abundant Rufous-tailed Hummingbirds did their best to make matters worse by aggressively defending any food and chasing off other species of hummingbird. But they were stunning so we'll let them off.

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