It was very early and the air was filled with the freshness of morning. Rain drops from the night before gripped every flower petal. Silence turned to squeaks as one bird started to "chip", and within seconds all the others woke with a squeak. The chorus of squeaks echoed throughout the garden and in no time at all the inherent fighting began. The night time sleep didn't grant them a good morning with a bright attitude. They were angry as ever and they wanted the world to know it. They instantly flew to the feeder or flowers they owned. It was very difficult to capture great shots so early, but the opportunities were certainly there. This young male Ruby showed up frequently at the Fuchsia flowers, and this is the result. In the low light I managed one capture that stood out from the rest, with rain drops sparkling off the flower petals.
Juvenile male Ruby throat hummingbird. N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. August 8, 2019.
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