Broad-tailed Hummingbirds are still coming to the nectar feeder on our back deck. Some of them allow close approach. I’ve put my 50-mm prime lens on, which means I need to be between 12 and 18 inches away from the hummer when I shoot. I’m still working on a tack-sharp, aesthetically pleasing photo with the wings frozen (shutter speed at 1/4000 or higher). In the meantime . . . two out of three:
A Chipping Sparrow is still hanging out in the back yard, as is a Red-breasted Nuthatch. Today the nuthatch nearly impaled me on its way to the sunflower feeder.
After work we took the dog for a walk in the Bear Creek Greenbelt. At the pond north of Bear Creek we watched two Mallards dive: