Everytime I start wondering what will be in my next post, nature provides answers.
|I've been feeding hummingbirds for 9 months.|
|I can't think of any human invention that can|
move around, with the same precision, as these little birds.
|Hummer pics are easier to capture at sunset when|
they are heavy feeders.
|I wonder what shutter speed will capture the wings|
without motion. I'll experiment with that.
|I tried this feeder for a few days.|
It did not seem as popular with the birds as the other feeders.
|It is hard for me to identify individual birds.|
I'm fairly sure this one is new in the last week or so.
|I believe this is a female Anna's hummingbird.|
|Although hummers are almost always moving, in some way, there|
are times when they are perfectly still for several seconds.
|The usual routine.|
|While watching for hummers I happened to notice this|
American Robin cleaning up in a pool of water.
Fascinating: Although European and American Robins have
different appearances, the breast color is precisely the same.
|My view to the west gives me a nice look at colorful sunsets.|
|Sometimes it's hard to pic a favorite of just one sunset.|
|March 1, 2021|
|A break in the clouds creates a spotlight effect.|
Not noticed when snapping the photo ... see below
|A solitary sailboat.|
Wondered what it was like to be in the spotlight on the boat.
|Some hazy conditions help define the foothills in the Olympic|
Mountain Range to the west.
|This view looks over Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island|
|The morning view to the west is especially nice when|
we have the sun illuminating the
fresh snow cover on the Olympic Mountains.
Beyond the mountains it's a cloudy day.
|A container ship arriving in Seattle with an exceptionally|
small load of freight.
|A Matson freighter departing, probably from Tacoma,|
the port south of us. It looks like this ship had a rough winter.
|A house in the neighborhood. (No, not mine.)|
I admire the landscaping.
|In my view to the northwest is this place |
known as "The Admiral's House"
It has a beautiful setting right above Elliott Bay Marina
|Impressed with the blooms on this tree.|
So colorful and the blue sky made a neat background.
The 2021 Iditarod is underway. 46 mushers are competing to see who can be first to finish this year's 852 mile race. I'm watching online at iditarod.com