|Love this rustic sign|
I guess she didn't mind because the Paton's yard hosted as many as fifteen species of hummingbirds which you must admit is pretty damned impressive. Because their hearts were two sizes too big, the Patons set up a shaded tent so birders could sit in comfort, binoculars aimed at the dozens and dozens of hummers battling over ownership of the feeders. Would you let dozens of strange and colorful hummingbirds... I mean, birders sit around all day in your back yard? The Paton's did so which is why they deserve to have their name attached to this now best beloved Hummingbird heaven.
|Yet another smug Broad-billed Hummingbird|
|Not ladder-backed enough for my comfort|
When I did pay attention to the hummers they were dog-fighting like the Kaiser was watching.
|Take that you shiny green nectar thief!|
|Songs and looks have no better representative than the Cardinal|
|This Violet-crowned Hummer was apparently awaiting it's cue to enter stage right|
|Violet-crowns, male & females, look alike|