My King Edward Currant tree..
popped into full bloom a couple days ago..
It is a favorite of the hummingbirds,
and they are all over it!
This is a female Anna's Hummingbird,
they live here year round in the Puget Sound.
The males have just started their courtship dives this week...
When a female comes into their territory..
the male flies up to 100 feet in the air,
and dives down towards her,
at rates of up to 58 mph!
at the end of the dive they pull up and flare their tail feathers..
making a series of loud squeaky noises.
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