There are few things more joyful than watching hummingbirds flying and hovering, humming the air alive with their rapid wing movements and chirping their high-pitched sounds. They surpass all other birds in their ability to maneuver with precision, to fly backwards, and even upside down.
There are 11 pictures in this slideshow starting with an empty feeder. Showing them in silhouette highlights how their body movements change, and how tail feathers are used for slowing down and hovering.
This post was created in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette.