Old Winnie the Pooh was fond of an occasional “hummy kind of day.”  Well, he would’ve loved Ecuador.  Every day hums.  On our recent weeklong trip to the Andes and the Amazon Basin we had nearly forty species of hummingbird.  I’ve long avowed a deep love for the Collared Inca.

Dontcha just dig that purple crown? Anyway, if the Collared Inca throws me over, refuses to show up, just decides to go elsewhere when I’m around…well, I could be seduced by the smaller Golden-tailed Sapphire.  Here are three shots I got while watching this beauts at Wild Sumaco on the eastern slope of the Andes, southeast of Quito.  Elevation about 1800 meters.

Of course, there was a tropical downpour when I first saw these guys.  But later…

But if you’re one of those for whom size matters in matters of the heart, here’s the imposing Swordbill at Guango Lodge:

So go see these hummers for yourself, here’s a link to our 2011 Ecuador trip schedule and details.

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