Flash hurt Hummers' Eyes?
I never have my camera with me at dusk but a little before dusk yesterday I noticed a little (about one inch long ) purple flower, bell-shaped, on a vine that I didn't plant. The vine must have piggybacked it's way in with some other plants I purchased about 2 months ago.
I ran and got my camera so that I could take a pic of the flower hoping I could post it here and someone would be able to identify it because two of my regular Hummers kept circling it.
To my surprise, a swarm, literally! of Hummers decided it was time to feed from the feeders.
Some of them were our regulars but lots of new ones too.
I started taking pics of them and I was so excited because it almost appeared as if some of them were posing for me so I clicked and clicked and clicked.
Husband came outside and asked if I was sure the flash from the camera wasn't blinding (temporarily) the Hummers.
I had never given it much thought but I know when I'm not expecting it and someone takes a pic with a flash, I have that little second of darkness.
So, all this to ask---
Could the flash from my camera do harm, or temporarily blind my night visitors?
Here's one of my visitors from last night.