Nature Through My Lens

Anna’s Hummingbird

Winter Hummer

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This bright little lady, an Anna’s Hummingbird ( Calypte anna) is a regular visitor to our sheltered feeders! Her mate is around here too! Hardy little birds in the cold!


To the Last Drop

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A male Anna’s Hummingbird Calypte anna) taking advantage of the last of the quickly fading Rose of Sharon flowers.


Bathing in the Rain

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A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) takes advantage of a downpour and has a bath in the rain.


Delicious

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I can just read this little Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte anna) mind as she comes into this Rose of Sharon flower. Delicious!


Fly Through Bath

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A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the spray from our bird baths solar spray nozzel!


Anna’s

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A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the flowers of the Lucifer Crocosmia.


Friday Hum

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A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the blooms of the Butterfly bush


A Chance Encounter

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Here’s something I’ve never seen before. Both of these Hummingbirds are very possessive of their territory. But here they are sitting a couple of feet apart in the same bush. The top one is a female Rufous (Selasphorus rufus) and the bottom one is a female Anna’s (Calypte anna.) Needless to say I was quite happy to get them together!


A Big Stretch

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An Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) having a big stretch.


Anna’s

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Here’s a female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) deep in the Butterfly bush. As she sat here she would casually reach over and have a drink from the nearby blooms!!


At Rest

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A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) shinning bright in the morning sun!


Love My Cat Mint

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An Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) feeding on the flowers of a Cat Mint.


Having a Bath

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An female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) having a bath in the bubbler on our garden fountain. A near impossible shot, I had to shoot through the stairs of our deck! This is definitely a first for us!


Head On

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Here’s an Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) all decked out in his fancy colours! It’s that time of the year!


Anna’s Hummer

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It seems our Hummers have been absent for a little while. Maybe off having babies! But, they are back and I’m happy to see them. This is a female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)


Winter Hummer

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I hadn’t seen my Hummers for a week or so, but they both showed up today. This is the male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) flashing his colours!


New Boy

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Here’s a new boy to the neighbourhood. The weather has been mild so he may be checking out other yards, as they stay pretty close to their feeders this time of the year. He’s a rather stern looking Anna’s Hummingbird male, (Calypte anna) and he’s perched on a Rose of Sharon Bush.


January Hum

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Here’s my fearless male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna). He’s braved the wind and rain and snow and ice and is still with us.


My Little Friend

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Here’s my little friend the Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) sitting on the Icicles in our garden. Brave little fellow for Dec. 31!


Merry Christmas

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To all my friends and everyone else, my Hummer friend and I wish you the Very Best of the Season!


Sunday Hummer

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Here’s our little Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) sitting on her favourite winter perch. Close by to the feeders. She looked very pretty today as the sky was a bit lighter and no rain!


My Girl

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We have a pair of Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte anna) that are still with us at the end of November. Both of them were sitting on this branch but I only got her!


Winter Hum

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Here’s my little buddy the male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna). Seems he has choosen his Winter perch on our Rose of Sharon bush. He spent the day today going from this perch to the feeder. It’s been cold and windy, and more! It snowed yesterday. He’s definitely a Snow Hummer!


Sir Shiny

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Here’s the Alpha male in our yard! He guards his territory well. Had just chased an opposer away. A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna), with his bright goret shining in the sun.