monday aug 29, am
thur sept 1, am only
fri sept 2 am only
To Be Announced (depending on wind direction): one morning or afternoon sept 3 or 4.
Here's a couple of today's clips. The first shows 3 seconds in the life of a hummingbird, feeding peaceably at the blue flowers of Salvia guarantica "Black and Blue" and suddenly challenged by a close-flying attacker. Note the feeding hummer quickly turns, spread his tail feathers aggressively, and opens his bill to emit a quick warning squeak. This all happens in less than a second. The video is in 4X slo mo, and you can set it to play 4x more slowly again, so 1 second of real time lasts 16 seconds, and the individual wing-beats can be clearly seen. The actual attack occurs at the 10 sec mark (= after 2.5 seconds real time).
The second vid shows a more leisurely feeding at a red canna flower. It's set at normal speed but you can play it back at 0.25 speed using the little cogwheel and see the individual wingbeats.