Nature Through My Lens

Rufous Hummingbird

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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.


A Tiny Rest

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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.


Juvenile Rufous


I don’t think this little guy was sticking his tongue out at me. I hope not. When a hummer sticks out his tongue he really sticks out his tongue!


Mr. Rufous


After waiting and watching for a month, I finally got a shot of the male Rufous Hummingbird. I think this one is my best of a hummer, so far. He sat so regally on this branch. He was on lookout, chasing another male away from his area, then back to the perch.


Ms. Rufous


We put up a couple of Hummingbird feeders last week, after seeing a couple of Hummers in the area. We’ve been trying to attract them for a number of years, with very limited results.
This year we seem to have provided the right conditions for a little group of Rufous Hummers. There seems to be at least four, but it’s really hard to tell, because they zoom in and out so quickly.
I hope they stay around for awhile. They are my favorites.


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The Cherry blossoms are spectacular all by themselves, but when you add this little beauty into the mix, they become extra special.
This is my first Hummer of the year!