Humming Birds The picture at the upper left shows the mother bird feeding its diminutive young, and the picture at the upper right show a bird just alighting on the edge of the nest from its rapid flight. The lower picture shows one of the young birds resting upon a eucalyptus twig after its first attempt at flight. Any one who has ever seen a humming bird realizes what patience and effort must have been required in the taking of these pictures, for all of the species fly so swiftly and are so easily alarmed. These pictures were taken in the Ojai Valley in California.
»Wild Life of America: Photographs by Donald R. Dickey, The World's Work, Vol. 52, September, 1926. p. [558-566]