Nature Through My Lens

Rufous Hummingbird



Here’s today’s Hummer. A female Rufous (Selasphorus rufus) on a flower from the Butterfly bush. This little lady and a Anna’s spent quite a lot of time on this bush today!

A Chance Encounter


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!

Taking a Quick Break


A female Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) taking a quick break on a Rose of Sharon branch. Everything is quick with hummingbirds!

On the Columbine


A Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) on the Columbine, which is genus Aquilegia and is a of about 60–70 species of perennial plants that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere, known for the spurred petals of their flowers.



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

A Tiny Rest


After busily feeding on the fall flowers this Anna’s Hummingbird has a brief rest in a Cedar tree.

A Quick Stop

Something you don’t see a Hummingbird do, to often, is stop for a rest. This little Rufous hen had just eaten at our feeder, then flew to the back of the yard to sit on the perch of the regular feeder. They are so tiny and so pretty. One of natures wonders.
She only stopped for a few seconds, but I suppose in Hummingbird time, that’s enough.