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WESTERN STATES HUMMINGBIRDS VOL. 12

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

We came from here-
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1115178/



I've been constantly taking pictures of these little hummers and loving every minute of it. This one loves the lantana blooms on our back deck.

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

Talk about lazy--

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

Another one...

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

She finally got up to check out more blooms...

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

This one has pollen on the bill.

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

This is a young Anna's.

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

Last one for today.

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Marlton, NJ

Beautiful shots of your hummers duc! Love your flowers too.

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

Thanks Pelle. I'm enjoying my time with these birds.

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

This guy was so busy chasing two others away from the feeder that he didn't mind my practicing with the flash.

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

Just one more.

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Grand-Falls, NB(Zone 4a)

So lovely Duc!!! Love seeing them in the flowers.

The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

Just gorgeous Duc...and I agree the flowers are too!!

Marlton, NJ

Great shots duc!

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

While I was testing my camera and using the "Spot" metering which Linth suggested, I was able to see something on my hummers that I'd never noticed before.

Take a look around the eyelid and below it-doesn't it look like this hummer has tiny stitches around the eye?

Thanks Linth, I always love learning something new!

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

I'm behind on my hummer photos so here's a few...An Anna's.

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

This one was showing that long tongue.

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

A sweet one...

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

Chattering at the lady clicking the camera...

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

A Rufous has been around for a couple weeks enjoying the sugar water and the lantana blooms.

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

This is my headless hummer.

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Marlton, NJ

Nice shots duc!

(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA(Zone 7a)

Pretty, duc. Now I know where my rufous hummers have gone.

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

Thank you Pelle and Mountain Girl.

Bartlett, TN(Zone 7b)

great photos!

Ladysmith, BC

Will there be a map of North America as the Hummers fly back down south? We still have the Annas here. They are now getting ready for the Fall/Winter season here. I had some all Winter last year and Friends here in Ladysmith have been feeding them all Winter for years.

Marlton, NJ

Hi vanislandgirl, So far I haven't found one but I'm still looking. :-)

Marlton, NJ

From this site. http://natureshelicopter.com/migration.html


Anna's Hummingbird

Does not migrate, but moves to areas with more food
Breeding Period: December to June
Non-Breeding Range: Expands range to the north and south

I haven't been able to find a map for the Fall.

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

Vanis,
I have been reporting by way of Journey South on how many Anna's and other hummers that are currently here at my home every week. Here's the link-you should enjoy wandering around here-
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/humm_fall2010.html

Here's part of the email I get from them every week-


Week #6: Still Seeing Hummingbirds? Let Us Know!

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Hummingbird Migration Update: September 24, 2010

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/humm/fall2010/update092410.html

It was peak migration week in Texas, where hummers stacked up and waited for the weather to change. Hummingbird numbers dwindled in the north, but almost 1,000 people reported their presence. Are you still seeing hummingbirds?



Please report ONLY if hummingbirds are present.

http://www.learner.org/cgi-bin/jnorth/jn-sightings



DO NOT report if your hummingbirds are gone!
Unless you can tell us the date you saw your last hummingbird, please don't report. Otherwise our map will show hummingbirds are still present at your location.



Migration Map

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/humm_fall2010.html

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

I've been saving some of my hummer shots for when all those Ruby-throated hummers disappear.

This is an Anna's female.

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

This Anna's male is always on the lookout for intruders to "his" feeder.

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

Another Anna's.

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(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA(Zone 7a)

van, I also report on Journey South. It is a great site and you don't need to be intimidated by the fact that they ask who your teacher is. Just ignore that part. I also report on Journey North in the spring.

Marlton, NJ

Wonderful shots duc! Love those Anna's!

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

Luvly duc

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

Thanks everyone. Here's a few more of the Anna's.

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

I love the colors on their backs.

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

The Anna's male is coming up to attack the Rufous here.

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