It's that time of the summer again in the Wind River Canyon. The baby hummingbirds are out of their nests and are everywhere! I've already gone through twelve pounds of sugar this season, and our little jeweled-buzzers will be here in the canyon for another month! Many of the adult male hummingbirds have started their long journey south, with many more moving through the Wind River Canyon daily.
The canyon has become a breeding-nesting area for four different species of hummingbirds, largely thanks to my psycho-dedication to these magical creatures. Rufous, Calliope, Black-chinned, and Broad-tailed hummingbirds are all seen and photographed in the Wind River Canyon here in central Wyoming. Audubon says that most of these species are not supposed to be here....but, I'd like to inform you that they're here to party every summer in the canyon!
Yesterday morning, just after six o'clock, I set up the video rig to get some fresh footage of a male hummingbird baby acting like the tough-guy in the neighborhood. They're loads of fun when they try to be the canyon hooligan, and they're quite vocal about it, too.
In this new wildlife video you'll see this young, male Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) give warnings, scratch an itch, stick out his tongue, fly-in and take-off twice, ruffle his feathers and give a huge stretch; oh, and poop!
It's very early in the morning, and the colors are of course a bit muted....almost pastel in nature. The early morning summer traffic through the Wind River Canyon can be heard from time to time. My new hummingbird video has more cuts in it than any I've tried before, and it's a chore! But, my subjects are beautiful and vibrant, and full of life.
Please keep in mind, while watching this new hummingbird video, that he is the size of your thumb! This assumes you don't have a thumb like Shrek. Watch for how his breathing shakes the limb he's sitting on, and the cute little shuffle he does. I hope you enjoy this baby hummingbird video as much as I love Hummingbirds. This new hummingbird video is produced and never directed by Michael John Balog. This Wind River Canyon Blog is written by Mike and all rights are reserved.
For many more photographs and videos of hummingbirds, Bighorn Sheep, and other wildlife from the Wind River Canyon visit www.HogbatsPhotography.com.
This hummingbird video was originally shot in 4K with a Sony FDR-AX53 camcorder on an ancient 1960's, finger pinching, metal tripod.
*Thank you for your interest in my beloved hummingbirds.