This hummingbird was a lifer for me. That means I had never seen it before. Though is was in an aviary at Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson. The word museum is really misplaced. Most of what can be found there is outside. These birds flew freely, made nests and did what birds do, but they were confined to this aviary.
This is one of the more colourful hummingbirds with its iridescent breast feathers and bright red bill. I kindly posed for me.
This stunning male hummingbird pose very close to me. In fact I took a large number of photos that appeared to be out of focus. I could not understand why, until I realized I was too close to it and had to step back a bit.
Another stunning bird that i had never seen before. This was a good day.
I think this is one of the most beautiful birds in the world. About 15 years ago I saw one near Mitchell. It is a fairly rare visitor to Manitoba. This was a great day for a bird brain brain like me.