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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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A pretty female Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) checking out the bud of a Crocosmia flower. I’ve noticed that the bird punctures the bud to get it’s bill right inside the flower.

To all my friends, I apologize for not being in touch, posting and replying to comments. I’ve been under the weather for a week. I hope the worst is over. Thank you for your indulgence!


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.


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A precious jewel of nature.  A female Rufous Hummingbird.


Bright & Shiny

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A Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) looking bright and shiny in his Spring Colours. Presious jewels in our natural world


Welcome back

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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


Hummer & Lucifer Two

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Here’s another shot of the Hummer and the Lucifer.  I am completely enamoured with both the bird and the flower.


Lucifer & Hummer

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A Rufous Hummingbird female visits our Coocosmia Lucifer.


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Here’s a shot from last year that I never uses.  Still a favourite.  A Rufous Hummingbird on the Turtlehead flowers.


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!


Sweet Flowers

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A Rufous Hummingbird enjoying the nectar of the Turtlehead blooms


Enjoying the Flowers

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A female Rufous Hummingbird enjoying the flowers of the Soapwort plant


A Little Stretch

A Rufous Hummingbird has a little stretch

A Rufous Hummingbird has a little stretch


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Here's a sweet little Rufous Hummingbird at our flowers in the backyard.  Such pretty little things!

Here’s a sweet little Rufous Hummingbird at our flowers in the backyard. Such pretty little things!


In Silhouette

Our Rufous Hummingbirds like to sit high in the Cedar tree when they sit to rest after eating at the feeder

Our Rufous Hummingbirds like to sit high in the Cedar tree when they sit to rest after eating at the feeder


Winter Hummer Too!

Sticking with a theme, here's another Winter Rufous Hummingbird at our back yard feeder.  It amazes me they are able to survive in the cold!

Sticking with a theme, here’s another Winter Rufous Hummingbird at our back yard feeder. It amazes me they are able to survive in the cold!


January Hummer

Here it is, well into January and our Hummers are still with us!  I think there's two of them.  Rufous Hummingbirds.

Here it is, well into January and our Hummers are still with us! I think there’s two of them. Rufous Hummingbirds.


December Hummer

Taken this morning, this little Rufous Hummingbird is sitting on a swing chain right next to it's feeder.  It's a wonder to see them here so late in the season.

Taken this morning, this little Rufous Hummingbird is sitting on a swing chain right next to it’s feeder. It’s a wonder to see her here so late in the season.  There’s a second one in the yard too!  Hopefully they will stay for the season!