Wednesday/ the last of the little bell flowers

There was a little sun this morning, before a blanket of clouds moved in. (There is going to be snow in the city on Thursday night and into Saturday, say the weather forecasters).

By now the hummingbirds have ‘consumed’ most of the little bell flowers on my mahonia, but there are still a few left.

Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna), a female. They beat their wings about 50 times per second.
I got a little too close with my camera. The little bird whipped up from the flowers, gave me a long, dirty, why-are-you-bothering-me? look, as I snapped this picture, and then buzzed off into the sky.

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