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!
A male Anna’s Hummingbird Calypte anna) taking advantage of the last of the quickly fading Rose of Sharon flowers.
A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) takes advantage of a downpour and has a bath in the rain.
I can just read this little Anna’s Hummingbirds (Calypte anna) mind as she comes into this Rose of Sharon flower. Delicious!
A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the spray from our bird baths solar spray nozzel!
A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the flowers of the Lucifer Crocosmia.
A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the blooms of the Butterfly bush
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!