I found solitude out on my deck with the birds a few days ago.
Last year I purchased a cotton ball from a bird store to hang outside off the house.
None of the birds paid attention to it until now.
This year is another story!
Apparently the hummingbirds love picking their cotton from this ball now.
By positioning my chair, and using my 70-300 mm Nikon lens I was able to a small series of photographs of them in flight.
No two hummingbirds will pick at the cotton together.
Just like they do at my feeders.
One at a time, for territory measures.
Over and over they pick and pick.
One of them has the cotton ball rocking so hard with the blasts of the beak bearing into it.
The ball goes swinging back and forth.
Above is about the usual amount they take from the ball.
Then they fly off toward the big trees, not near my house.
Gee I wish they would stay and build here.
They see me alright out of the corner of their eye.
With their wings going a mile a minute.
I can hear thier ticking before they get to the ball.
It gives me advance notice to turn on the camera.
The goal is to continue to work on better photos of them in flight.