Ecuador - hummingbirds of Guango Lodge

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3 years 11 months ago #86390 by nkgray
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On the first day of the Ecuador trip - a "spare" day to allow for any flight problems ahead of the week-long Galapagos trip - I travelled from Quito to Guango Lodge, a distance of only 77 km by road. However, Quito is on the western side of the Andes at about 2,700m above sea level, Guango is on the eastern side at 2,700m and the road linking them goes over the Papallacta Pass at 4,050m. At Guango - and objective of the day trip - there are many hummingbird feeders hanging throughout the grounds of the lodge. Light conditions were unfortunately poor, a heavily overcast day constraining me to shutter speeds of 1/125th to about 1/400th second. This meant that I could not freeze the wings, but nonetheless managed some decent shots of 6 of the 7 species seen.

Buff-winged Starfrontlet - males perched and feeding, and a perched immature







Collared Inca - male





Chestnut-breasted Coronet - male



Long-tailed Sylph - male



Tourmaline Sunangel - male and female





White-bellied Woodstar - male and female






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