Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2015/04/12

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Rufous Hummingbird
From: skalte at (Susan Ryan)
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:41:58 -0600
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Love both of these. Tongue in second one - bonus!


> On Apr 12, 2015, at 2:17 PM, Doug Herr <wildlightphoto at> 
> wrote:
> For a week last fall an immature male Rufous Hummingbird visited the 
> feeder in my yard on its southbound migration, claiming the feeder as its 
> own and driving the dozen or so other hummingbirds away whenever they 
> dared approach the sweet syrup.  This was the first Rufous Hummingbird I'd 
> seen here and I hoped it wasn't the last.
> Recently California's central valley was flooded with a wave of northbound 
> Rufous Hummingbirds and until last night when an adult male Rufous 
> Hummingbird B&B'd here it appeared the wave had bypassed my yard.  By 
> midmorning it was gone.  I chose to pretend this was the same bird that 
> visited last fall.  I have no way of confirming it's the same bird.  
> Technical stuff: R8/DMR, 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R, big old Gitzo.  All 
> comments welcome.
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
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