I went for a drive today to scout out a place to photograph the rising moon and found myself outside the Smithsonian Institution's Whipple Observatory. It wasn't open today but I plan to check out their schedule and try to visit when the facility is open to visitors. I parked in the picnic lot nearby and spotted several hummingbirds scampering around some nearby flowering bushes. These are Broadbilled Hummingbirds, Male and Female.
Then is gorgeous Costa's Hummingbird made an appearance. His head looked black until the light hit it! Magnificent to watch! These birds are as colorful as Easter Eggs!!
The cloud cover thwarted my attempts to photograph the full moon tonight so I was happy to have captured these photos and spent the evening getting them ready for you! Enjoy!