Broad-tailed Hummingbird - female
Las Cruces, NM
Oct. 7, 2008
These little beauties were feeding at the nectar feeders at the Dripping Springs Natural Area visitor center on the western side of the Organ Mountains in Las Cruces, NM. Hummingbirds are quite feisty for their small size, it seems they spend more time and energy chasing other hummers away than they do eating! I used my 300mm telephoto lens and the camera's flash to get this photo.