Here’s my boy today! It’s almost dusk, so he’s getting his last drink before roosting. He’s an Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) at our feeder in the garden. He’s rather in a blur here, but the light was quite poor and I’m glad his head is so fantastic!
One of our Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte anna) takes one last tour of the Cocosmia before the light is gone.
A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) feeding off a Crocosomia flower
If you didn’t know, Hummingbirds are my all time favourites! I have a huge passion for birds, but Hummers are on the top of the list. We had Anna’s Hummingbirds ( Calypte anna) us all winter. We fed them and gave them a dry place to perch. This little guy is the first of the Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus)we have seen this year in our yard. Or anywhere else for that matter. I look into his eyes and wonder where he was all winter. Anyway, welcome back Mr. Rufous!
I posted another shot of this bird on my other blog, because I know Ruth will see them both, and I was so happy to see this little guy! He’s my hero of the day!
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Here’s a Hummer and a Lucifer. The Hummer is a Rufous Hummingbird female. The Plant is a Coocosmia Lucifer. I am completely enamoured with both of them. And I love this shot!