He hovered right in front of me with his beautiful rose-colored crown, sizing up my threat vs. the Allen & Rufous hummingbirds trying to chase him off. When he realized I was a safer bet, he came in close and pollinated the salvia for as long as he could. Eye contact with a wild thing... it’s so amazing. 😍
Hummingbirds of Mindo, Ecuador.
I feel lucky that our trip this time took us to destinations which gave me the chance to see and appreciate these beautiful creatures in great detail.
Birds in general have been a highlight of this trip.