Nature Through My Lens

Hummer

Sunday Hum

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Another shot of the Hummer series. A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) catches the sun as she sits on a branch of our Butterfly bush.


Hummer of the Day

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Here’s a male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) in the Honeysuckle. A moment before he had two other Hummers looking for a showdown! My boy was the successful one in that duel!


Sunday Hum

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A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) perched on a branch in the HoneySuckles. He has just been enjoying their fines nectar!  This is a young bird.  His goret is filling in nicely.  He’s been with us all summer!


Hummer of the day

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This is a young male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) sitting on a Crocosmia plant while attempting the feed. They have the habit of pushing their bill through the flower to get at the juice! He needs a bit of practice!


Rufous

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A pretty female Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) checking out the bud of a Crocosmia flower. I’ve noticed that the bird punctures the bud to get it’s bill right inside the flower.

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Anna’s Male

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A young male Anna’s Hummingbird on the Crocosmia. He is just getting the colour on his goret! Here he looks so intense!


Anna’s

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Here’s my Hummer of the day! I almost feel like apologizing for all the Hummers, but they are going mad with the Crocosmias and I have to follow suite!

This is a Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) female.


Sure Foot

DSCN7125.jpgHere’s a sure footed Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna), male, standing on the stem of a Crocosmia plant. The Hummers are really enjoying these plants as they come into bloom. Must tast Good!!

 


At Rest

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A Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) at rest on a twig from the Liliac tree.


Hmmm

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An Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) female, taking five on the vine of a Honeysuckle in our yard.


Rufous

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This sweet little female Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) likes to stop at our rain chain for a drink of water and a little rest.


Hummer Sandwich

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An Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) male on a Honeysuckle vine in our yard. Sandwich, add one leaf, one hummer, one leaf!


Rufous

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A precious jewel of nature.  A female Rufous Hummingbird.


Bright & Shiny

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A Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) looking bright and shiny in his Spring Colours. Presious jewels in our natural world


Welcome back

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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


Catching Snowflakes

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Our sweet little Anna’s Hummingbird in late December sitting on her branch in a snowstorm. Actually I think she was trying to catch Snowflakes!


January Hummer

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Here’s my little friend the winter Hummingbird. Through all the cold and snow, she is still with us. Weighing at less that 5 grams, she’s a brave little girl and I love to see her!


Winter Hummer

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Here’s my pretty little Winter Hummingbird hanging in there against extreem cold weather. Temperatures were at -6 C last night. There’s a couple of them here, keeping warm chasing each other around the yard! They were both eager for their breakfast this morning as the feeder had frozen up overnight.


November Hummer

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An Anna’s Hummingbird.

We have several of these guys in the yard, or close to it, right now.  I say several because I’ve seen three at one time, but they are so fast it is hard to make distinctions into individuals.  They are staying close to our feeders.  They need lots of energy to survive this time of the year!


Halloween Hummer

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Our Anna’s Hummingbird is still with us.  This afternoon it was feeding on the last unopened bud of our Rose of Sharon.  We are hoping they will be with us for the winter.


My Friend

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Here we are heading into the second week of October and my little friend the Anna’s Hummingbird is still with us, making his presence felt in our yard!  We are hoping they will stay with us for the winter, but only the weather can decide that!


At Dusk

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Here’s our little Anna’s Hummingbird male sitting a a bungee cord we have put up for the birds to perch on.  It stretches between two feeders.  They all seem to quite like it.  Including this little guy!  This was right at dusk and the light was poor.  I think Mama Hummer had gone to bed.  She usually doesn’t let him sit unmolested for long!


Resting

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A male Anna’s Hummingbird in the Cedar tree in our back yard.  Even Hummingbirds have to take five once in awhile.


Hummer & Lucifer Two

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Here’s another shot of the Hummer and the Lucifer.  I am completely enamoured with both the bird and the flower.