Hummingbirds were always a part of growing up, back in Nova Scotia. My parents had the kind of gardens (and feeders) that kept dozens of birds around all spring and summer.
Like most little girls, our daughter has always loved hummingbirds as well. She is always pointing them out in the parks around the city.
On a recent trip to Parque Paraiso (Paradise Park) in Cuenca, we noticed a tree full of small hummingbirds. Dena shot some video of them – and took some amazing photos.
See high resolution photo below the video.
Update (July 4, 2014): Thanks to Lisa Boice for identifying this as a Sparkling Violetear.
Do you like hummingbirds? What varieties have you seen in Ecuador?
Hummingbird in Flight: Cuenca Ecuador
Watch video on YouTube