Here's my one Marvelous Spatuletail photo that wasn't bad enough to trash. It was one of 41 species of hummingbirds we had on the tour, and probably the most-wanted hummer for all birders that come to this region.
I'm home for three nights before I head to western Africa for a 6-week vacation (but yes, I'll have my laptop with me to catch up on lots of work). I'll be in Ghana for 1 week and then Togo for 5 weeks, staying with my friends Kate and Mich. No hummers there, but the nectar-feeding sunbirds are at least as gaudy with their iridescence. I'm told that Johanna's Sunbird is a good possibility – and I'd never even heard of it before this morning.