Caught this itchy lil guy giving himself a bit of relief one morning while out shooting critters. Hummingbirds were all over the place, fighting, jockeying for position at the feeders and in general making a spectacle of themselves...I'd only been there about five minutes when this fella alighted on a branch just a few feet away in order to catch his breath so to speak. I'd never been this close to a wild hummer before and did my best not to scare him off....needless to say he was being quite cooperative while I snapped his picture, even getting comfortable enough to scratch an annoying itch before taking off again. One of my favourite photos.
Wildlife and nature