Nature Through My Lens

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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

9 responses

  1. bkcitta

    Great photo! Beautiful!!

    2017/03/30 at 2:35 am

    • bkcitta, thank you!

      2017/03/30 at 3:26 am

  2. Lovely.

    2017/03/30 at 8:28 am

  3. Graham

    Great photo and sentiment too. Can I ask roughly how big he is?

    2017/03/30 at 9:04 am

    • Graham, thank you! They are just under 10 cm and weigh an amazing 3 grams! A good analogy would be that they are about the size of your thumb! Amazing little birds!

      2017/03/30 at 9:21 am

    • Graham, thank you! They are amazing little birds. On average they are about the size if your thumb, 9cm. They weigh an incredible 3 grams!

      2017/03/30 at 9:16 pm

  4. rhiebert

    These little flying jewels are beautiful. It will be at least a month and a half or more till we see any Hummers,so, I’m really enjoying your pictures.

    2017/03/31 at 2:33 am

    • Ruth, thank you! I thought you would like them!

      2017/03/31 at 2:42 am

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