Gone from the Nest
The Anna’s Hummingbird nest that I’ve been watching for the past 4 or 5 weeks is finally no more, the young babies fledged and are starting lives of their own. It was a treat to be able to photograph and experience a part of a hummingbird’s life. (This was photographed on Seattle University’s Campus.)
Anna’s Hummingbirds of Seattle University (video)
Here is a link to a video I compiled of the Anna’s Hummingbirds on the SU campus, I hope you enjoy it!
Submitted by Taylor McDowell
Nesting Anna’s Hummingbird
Here is a link to a 2 minute video of a female Anna’s Hummingbird at Seattle University I shot the other day, or just click on the picture. http://vimeo.com/21660447 I have been watching the nest for a couple of weeks and it looks like two babies have hatched! It’ll be fun to see how these birds grow and get ready to fly. The video focuses on the mother tending to her babies. Enjoy!
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Submitted by Sy Bean
Just another pigeon
We went to Carkeek Park today and walked the South Bluff trail. Just as we were descending the South Ridge, R. spotted a pigeon and asked me if it was a Rock Dove (common city pigeon) or a Mourning Dove.
There was a lot of backlight, so it was hard to tell. Then we got a better look at it and I saw field marks that I wasn’t sure about: a white collar, yellow bill with a dark tip, grey body with warm pinkish breast. A quick look in the field guide showed that this was in fact a Band-tailed Pigeon. I’m not sure how commonly or uncommonly seen these are, but it was my first!
Submitted by Phil Mitchell