Here’s a bright shinny Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) in all his bright Spring colours.
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!
By the way, here’s the address of my other blog, come on over and have a look:
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!
A Rufous Hummingbird enjoying the nectar of the Turtlehead flowers
A female Rufous Hummingbird enjoying the flowers of our Soapwort