By Gary Bogue
Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 5:33 am in hummingbirds.
“Ahhhhhh … nothing like a nice cool shower in the backyard lawn sprinklers!” said the Anna’s hummingbird.
This is an Anna’s hummingbird, which I can’t seem to shoot at our many feeders in the backyard, but to my surprise hovered to take a shower while I was working on my sprinklers.
Dave Harper, Oakley, California
I have a male Anna’s who lives in my backyard that does the same thing. When I am out hand watering in my garden, the second he spots me reaching for the hose, he zooms down and hangs right in front of me about 2-feet away, waiting for me to hit him with the fine spray. Once he’s soaked, he zips back up to his perch in the apple tree and preens for the next five minutes or so.
Hummingbirds … you gotta love them! /Gary