Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “Butterfly bush

Friday Hum

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A female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) enjoying the blooms of the Butterfly 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!


Anna’s

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Here’s a female Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) deep in the Butterfly bush. As she sat here she would casually reach over and have a drink from the nearby blooms!!


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.


Prized Possession

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A Black-capped Chickadee deep in the Butterfly bush in our garden.  It has a single sunflower seed which it picked up from our feeder.  It then went back into this bush to crack it open and eat the inside.


Peek-a-boo

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A Golden-crowned Sparrow playing a little Peek-a-boo with me!


Alert

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A very pretty male House Finch


Spotted Towhee

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A Spotted Towhee in the Butterfly bush in our garden!


Small Bird

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Here’s a cute little Bush Tit.  I think that these birds are the smallest we have, except for the Hummingbirds of course.  Bush Tits are very sociable.  They are always in a group of ten or more it seems, and they flit in and just as soon are gone.


Don’t Eat the Flowers

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A male House Finch eating the sweet flowers of the Butterfly Bush.


LBJ

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This little brown job (LBJ) is a female House Finch.  She’s perched in our Butterfly bush in the backyard, waiting for her turn at the feeder which has been very busy lately.


My Hummer Friend

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Here’s our little Anna’s Hummingbird on the Butterfly bush in our backyard.  She is quite a regular visitor.  These little birds are amazing.


Rufous

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A Rufous Hummingbird female at the Butterfly  Bush in our backyard.  That’s two days in a row, but I can help it, these guys are my all-time favourites!


Anna’s

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An Anna’s Hummingbird female at the Butterfly bush in our backyard.


Delight in Yellow

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My first Tiger Swallowtail of the year on our Butterfly Bush


Yellow

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Feeling Spring in the air, here’s something a little different than birds.

A Tiger Swallow tail on the Butterfly bush


Admiral

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A rare visitor to our garden.  Attracted to the late blooming Butterfly bush is this lovely Red Admiral.