From my upstairs window in the hostel, I can see them bouncing through the bougainvillea, brown sparrows and yellow-breasted birds, and blue-black grackles. A blue-green hummingbird darts from flower to flower; I can never quite get the camera in position before he's gone on to the next branch.
I met one later, down on the street, too busy with tubes full of nectar to notice me a few feet away.
|I think this may be a female Ruby-throated hummer. Green back, white spot behind eye, black tail with white tip.|
|Her beak is slightly down-curved. She inserts it deeply into the ripe flowers, the ones with ragged tips.|
|She has a bit of dead plant material stuck to one foot. It doesn't seem to slow her down.|