Hummingbirds and other Beauties
Friday we hooked up, and took off. The Imperial dam LTVA served a purpose, in that we were fairly close to Algodones, Mexico. Al got a root canal, $280, and will be going back in 3 weeks for one, possibly two crowns, at $190 a crown. As people without insurance, I can’t tell you how nice it is to get top quality dental care at a fraction of the cost. But, with the next dental appointment not for 3 weeks we decided to spend that time someplace much more enjoyable. The LTVA is too crowded for our taste, and it’s certainly not the most scenic area. Except for Mittry Lake, that was pretty.
So we came back to a spot we have been to several times over the years and love. So nice to not have people around, and the best part is there are hummingbirds and other beauties here. We parked near an Ocotillo that has decided to flower waaayyyy earlier than normal. As we were parking I saw a hummingbird getting sweet nectar from the blooms, and immediately I was so glad we came here. After we got set up, I got my camera and waited and watched the Ocotillo.
These photos are all of the Costas female. The male came for just a second, then took off. I’m hoping to win him over so he will allow me to get photos of him too. Although, it’s possible they have a nest and he is sitting on eggs.
She sure gave me some good photos though.
I love this little fluffy hummer butt.
A few finches showed up at one point.
I was surprised when this male plucked a bloom and ate it.
This mornings sky didn’t disappoint either.
The blooming ocotillo with the moon.
I watched some other birds this morning, but wasn’t able to get a photo. I’m sure I will have a lot more beautiful stuff to share with you guys.