Nature Through My Lens

Rufous Hummingbird

Pretty Boy

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A male Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) enjoying one of the last blooms on our Butterfly Bush.


Having a Rest

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A lovely female Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) having a short rest on the branch of a Rose of Sharon bush.


Rufous

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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

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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!


Taking a Quick Break

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


On the Columbine

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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.


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.