Here’s a new boy to the neighbourhood. The weather has been mild so he may be checking out other yards, as they stay pretty close to their feeders this time of the year. He’s a rather stern looking Anna’s Hummingbird male, (Calypte anna) and he’s perched on a Rose of Sharon Bush.
Yesterday, this fine fellow showed up in our yard. It’s a lifer for me and I was quite happy to see this Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea). It was here again today and spent most of the day here. Seeing it’s usaully a flock bird, I’m thinking this one got blown of track with the weather.
If you didn’t know, Hummingbirds are my all time favourites! I have a huge passion for birds, but Hummers are on the top of the list. We had Anna’s Hummingbirds ( Calypte anna) us all winter. We fed them and gave them a dry place to perch. This little guy is the first of the Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus)we have seen this year in our yard. Or anywhere else for that matter. I look into his eyes and wonder where he was all winter. Anyway, welcome back Mr. Rufous
A pair of Black-headed Grosbeaks sat long enough for me to get a shot! Both are immature birds, born this year!