Gorget Feathers – Allen’s Hummingbird GIF
This hummingbird GIF shows how light on a hummingbird’s gorget can change how we see the color. This Allen’s Hummingbird was guarding his patch of flowers in Southern California.
Here’s something a hummingbird does slowly – stretching.
Coming in for a Landing GIF
Below is a series of pictures showing a hummingbird approaching, then landing on a feeder. Just for fun, we put these pictures into an animated hummingbird GIF.
The photos are of an Anna’s Hummingbird, taken at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum during the spring of 2014. Several other hummingbirds were using the feeder on that day, including males. This bird was a little nervous on its approach, touching down, then backing away, then down.