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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2010
9:22 AM

Post #8045167

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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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2010
9:24 AM

Post #8045175

Talk about lazy--

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2010
9:24 AM

Post #8045176

Another one...

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2010
9:25 AM

Post #8045179

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

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2010
9:26 AM

Post #8045188

This one has pollen on the bill.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2010
9:27 AM

Post #8045193

This is a young Anna's.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2010
9:28 AM

Post #8045194

Last one for today.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

August 17, 2010
1:50 PM

Post #8045680

Beautiful shots of your hummers duc! Love your flowers too.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 20, 2010
12:39 PM

Post #8052049

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

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 20, 2010
12:39 PM

Post #8052050

...

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 20, 2010
12:41 PM

Post #8052053

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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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 20, 2010
12:42 PM

Post #8052056

Just one more.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

August 20, 2010
4:54 PM

Post #8052435

So lovely Duc!!! Love seeing them in the flowers.
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2010
5:00 PM

Post #8052453

Just gorgeous Duc...and I agree the flowers are too!!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

August 21, 2010
2:06 AM

Post #8053224

Great shots duc!
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 23, 2010
1:53 PM

Post #8057682

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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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2010
11:46 AM

Post #8087405

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

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2010
11:47 AM

Post #8087407

This one was showing that long tongue.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2010
11:48 AM

Post #8087410

A sweet one...

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2010
11:48 AM

Post #8087412

Chattering at the lady clicking the camera...

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2010
11:49 AM

Post #8087414

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

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2010
11:50 AM

Post #8087420

This is my headless hummer.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 8, 2010
12:53 PM

Post #8087522

Nice shots duc!
PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2010
1:31 PM

Post #8087589

Pretty, duc. Now I know where my rufous hummers have gone.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2010
1:34 PM

Post #8087597

Thank you Pelle and Mountain Girl.
2racingboys
Bartlett, TN
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2010
2:05 PM

Post #8087659

great photos!
vanislandgirl
Ladysmith, BC

September 27, 2010
8:54 AM

Post #8123741

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.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 27, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #8123772

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

September 27, 2010
9:21 AM

Post #8123781

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.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2010
12:44 PM

Post #8128022

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!

*****************************************************

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

ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2010
12:49 PM

Post #8128024

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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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2010
12:49 PM

Post #8128025

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

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2010
12:50 PM

Post #8128027

Another Anna's.

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PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

September 29, 2010
7:25 PM

Post #8128787

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.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 30, 2010
7:06 AM

Post #8129318

Wonderful shots duc! Love those Anna's!
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

September 30, 2010
11:41 AM

Post #8129901

Luvly duc
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 1, 2010
7:46 AM

Post #8131342

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

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 1, 2010
7:47 AM

Post #8131343

...

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 1, 2010
7:47 AM

Post #8131345

I love the colors on their backs.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 1, 2010
7:49 AM

Post #8131347

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

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

October 1, 2010
8:17 AM

Post #8131409

Great shots duc! I so enjoy seeing your hummingbirds!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

October 1, 2010
8:18 AM

Post #8131411

All beautiful, duc, but that actions shot is a cracker!
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 1, 2010
10:19 AM

Post #8131676

Ya what MargaretK said!
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 8, 2010
2:02 PM

Post #8145282

I saved up some more hummer shots to share with you...

I took this one through the window.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 8, 2010
2:03 PM

Post #8145289

Last year I had one male Anna's that had this color of purple on some of the gorget feathers. I'll have to hunt that photo down to see if it might be the same hummer.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 8, 2010
2:04 PM

Post #8145294

Here he is again.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 8, 2010
2:05 PM

Post #8145299

My last Rufous left a few days ago.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 8, 2010
2:06 PM

Post #8145303

Got these last two today. I was on my upper deck taking photos in my garden below.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 8, 2010
2:07 PM

Post #8145304

He was just chattering away and it looked like he was yawning in between the chatter.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

October 8, 2010
4:18 PM

Post #8145504

Beautiful pics Duc!! I especially love the second and last one.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

October 8, 2010
5:29 PM

Post #8145637

Wonderful photos, duc. Love the chattering yawns.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

October 8, 2010
5:34 PM

Post #8145647

So beautiful duc, love all your sharp pictures, and the subject in it. lol on the tired yawning one, great catch.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 15, 2010
11:14 AM

Post #8157517

Luvly duc and thanks for the advice on the cleaning brushes awhile back. Cleaning my feeder has been breezey all season! Just finished tucking it away with the giant red bow.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2010
1:26 PM

Post #8157735

Oh, I'm sorry Dahlia. I know you'll miss your little ones. That bow worked well.

I still haven't seen more than 8 at a time, but at least mine are still here. This female Anna's sure loves the early morning bath.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2010
1:27 PM

Post #8157737

This one may go on this year's Christmas card-my hubbie makes ours every year.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2010
1:28 PM

Post #8157738

This male Anna's was hiding in the tree and faithfully guarding his feeder.

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dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 15, 2010
1:44 PM

Post #8157766

That's a luvly choice for a Christmas card duc!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

October 15, 2010
2:13 PM

Post #8157803

That is a wonderful pic for the Christmas card! Love the males Anna's too!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

October 15, 2010
3:27 PM

Post #8157959

Perfect choice for a Christmas card, duc, but all beautiful shots. The Anna's is a real beauty.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2010
5:29 AM

Post #8167515

Great video!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUEZkwJulBY&feature=related


PS, at the end there's a note about no longer using red dye.

This message was edited Oct 21, 2010 6:33 AM
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 22, 2010
1:02 PM

Post #8169715

I just love that video Mrs Ed! The only problem is that it reminded me of my 20 plus missing hummers this year. I just hope they'll take their usual route next year and stop off at our home-where they belong!

I took this photo a few days ago while watching this Anna's grab bugs while flying around the top of a 50 ft. pine tree.

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PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

November 3, 2010
6:54 AM

Post #8191981

Duc, I hope you are entering some of your pictures in the 2010 DG photo contest. I am sure just choosing two entries would be VERY difficult for you.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2010
7:44 AM

Post #8192075

Thank you for you nice comment Mountain Girl.

I found this Anna's at the Mendocino Botanical Gardens in Ft. Bragg, CA.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2010
7:46 AM

Post #8192079

Here's another Anna's that was found at the botanical gardens. I could hear the several hummers enjoying themselves in the blooms.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2010
7:47 AM

Post #8192086

I'm still finding at least 6 hummers here at home. This guy seemed upset with the noise of my camera.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2010
7:48 AM

Post #8192088

A quick turn of the head to check his feeder up on the deck.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2010
7:49 AM

Post #8192090

I've been keeping 4 feeders out to avoid confrontation and this was a very rare moment where 3 males and a female joined forces to drink together.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2010
9:52 AM

Post #8192305

aww, great stuff. I dreamt last night that I had a rufous hummingbird hanging out! If ONLY!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

November 3, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #8192659

Beautiful shots duc! Love those males!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

November 3, 2010
5:54 PM

Post #8193215

Wonderful shots, duc. What's the plant with the yellow flowers in the second shot?

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2010
9:46 AM

Post #8194161

That IS an interesting plant. Looks like a pair of dutch clogs.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

November 4, 2010
2:48 PM

Post #8194669

LOL. Note to self to get eyes checked. I thought, what on earth is Mrs Ed talking about, saying that the plant looks like a pair of Dutch dogs.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2010
6:14 PM

Post #8195040

ha. d-a-r-n sans serif fonts!

ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2010
8:02 AM

Post #8195720

LOL, thanks all for your comments. I have no idea on that plant name, but have sent the photo to the botanical gardens and asked if they could tell us.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2010
8:03 AM

Post #8195723

The sun doesn't get on our back deck much so I've been bugging my hummers with the flash. Actually, they don't seem to mind and rarely fly away.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2010
10:26 AM

Post #8195943

I got a response from the botanical gardens Margaret-

The plant in question is a Crotalaria agatiflora,
commonly called the Canary bush native to Kenya.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 5, 2010
11:54 AM

Post #8196090

Oooh, that's supposed to be a butterfly (sulphur) host plant.



MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

November 5, 2010
4:28 PM

Post #8196587

Gorgeous shots, duc. Thanks for the information on the plant. I really like it. It reminded me of an Australian native plant called the "bird flower".
Deepwater805
Bajamar
Mexico

November 7, 2010
9:27 PM

Post #8200282

For all the hummer lovers out there: This is a pretty cool video link about a young man who nurses an injured baby hummer back to health. The relationship between the two is heart warming. It's a three minute clip, but time well spent.

http://www.wimp.com/babyhummingbird/
Deepwater805
Bajamar
Mexico

November 7, 2010
9:30 PM

Post #8200284

Can anyone tell me what kind of hummers these guys are? This was shot on my back deck in Baja Norte about a month ago.

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Deepwater805
Bajamar
Mexico

November 7, 2010
9:31 PM

Post #8200285

Here's another shot of the feeding frenzy. You can see some red throats here too.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

November 8, 2010
4:27 AM

Post #8200494

Love seeing the feeding frenzy. Hopefully Resin, Burd or Ducbucin will chime in soon with some answers.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 8, 2010
7:00 AM

Post #8200744

your area gets:

Black-chinned
Anna's
Costa's
Rufous

With others near by.

So judging by the numbers you're getting, I'm still going with the Anna's
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 8, 2010
1:17 PM

Post #8201418

Happy to hear you're seeing so many hummers Deep. I'm with Mrs. Ed. Some of our Anna's migrate to Mexico in the fall (the older ones sometimes stay here year round)and judging from the gorget colors, these are male and female Anna's.

Thanks for the wonderful link to the rescued hummer. I loved it!
Deepwater805
Bajamar
Mexico

November 8, 2010
7:51 PM

Post #8202116

Thanks Mrs Ed, ducbucln. The more I see these guys the more I think that they are the Anna's. We have hummer all year round, but I'm not sure if it's the same group, or different migratory waves. I'll pay more attention this year.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 9, 2010
10:07 AM

Post #8202916

Deep, I don't get the Costa's here, but when you see them, you'll see the deeper purple color of the gorget (under the bill) and be able to distinguish them from the Anna's.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 9, 2010
10:56 AM

Post #8202985

I saw a costas down in Cabo… it was a female though. But boy could it catch a bug!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

November 23, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #8227054

There is a Rufous Hummingbird that was just captured and banded in a north coastal New Jersey town.
PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

November 23, 2010
10:21 AM

Post #8227142

By the way, congratulations to duc for the winning bird picture on DG's photo contest!
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 23, 2010
2:12 PM

Post #8227429

Thank you moutain girl.

I've been saving some Anna's photos for those missing their hummers.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 23, 2010
2:13 PM

Post #8227431

more

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 23, 2010
2:14 PM

Post #8227432

I like this one.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 23, 2010
2:15 PM

Post #8227433

Taking off to chase another hummer from his feeder.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

November 23, 2010
2:16 PM

Post #8227436

Close your eyes and stick out your tongue-

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

November 23, 2010
2:35 PM

Post #8227445

All these pics are outstanding duc!!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

November 23, 2010
5:04 PM

Post #8227669

Fantastic, duc. The first one is a real stunner.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 6, 2010
5:39 AM

Post #8246466

An Anna's Hummingbird has been sighted in central Illinois, and someone posted this link for keeping feeders warm.

http://www.dongorney.com/humfeeder.htm
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

December 6, 2010
7:48 AM

Post #8246663

Some great ideas to keep the feeders from freezing-thanks Mrs. Ed.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

December 6, 2010
8:31 AM

Post #8246788

Duc, Are your hummers still around?
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 1, 2011
12:58 PM

Post #8400542

It's a new year, sorry I missed your last question Pelle. I'm off to a pretty good start for hummers this year. There are 6 Anna's and 1 Rufous that just arrived two days ago.

Here's my older Anna's that spent the winter with us-he's continuing to fight off the other hummers from his feeder.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 1, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8400544

This young Anna's was showing off for my camera, but she let me get up close.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 1, 2011
1:01 PM

Post #8400547

We had three different snowfalls in the past couple weeks and I had to keep the snow and ice off of the feeder ports which I'm certain the birds appreciated.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 1, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8400550

There are plenty of feeding ports on our two feeders, but this one kept cutting in to get a drink from one already in use.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 1, 2011
1:03 PM

Post #8400555

This hummer had just chased off another one.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 1, 2011
1:04 PM

Post #8400557

Not very sharp, but this one was already trying to get nectar from the Forsythia buds.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 1, 2011
1:05 PM

Post #8400559

Last one for today, one of my adult male Anna's.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 1, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8400565

Wonderful shots duc! I love those Anna's!
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 2, 2011
2:01 PM

Post #8402781

I've found the hummers love the flowing vines on my fence so I'm just letting continue to grow.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 2, 2011
2:01 PM

Post #8402784

Another one.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 2, 2011
2:02 PM

Post #8402785

This female was trying to intimidate another one.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 2, 2011
2:03 PM

Post #8402790

One more.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 2, 2011
2:28 PM

Post #8402891

Wonderful shots Duc! They are so sweet!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 2, 2011
4:12 PM

Post #8403082

They are so sweet Duc, I can't wait to greet mine.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 3, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8403983

How wonderful that you get to enjoy these little jewel friends for an extended season! Gorgeous photo Duc.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8404489

Thank you all. I do hope you'll be seeing your Ruby-throated very soon!

Meanwhile out west, this male sure was defending his feeder, but returned to this vine each time where I took over 200 photos of him.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8404491

This is his "attitude" stance.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8404493

He's telling someone to get away here.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8404495

Unfortunately a couple bees found this feeder.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8404501

This one didn't pay any attention to the bee.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 3, 2011
12:48 PM

Post #8404731

Lovely shots Duc! Love the "get away" one!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 3, 2011
2:06 PM

Post #8404870


Amazing images, duc.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 3, 2011
3:30 PM

Post #8405014

He's a brave little fellow.
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

March 3, 2011
5:15 PM

Post #8405216

He is gorgeous and I know you must love him...who wouldn't?!! Beautiful shots Duc...I can't wait for our Ruby-throats to arrive!
PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

March 3, 2011
6:28 PM

Post #8405390

Just looked at my calendar and decided it is time to get the feeders out of storage. Had at least one over the winter but it would not come to the feeder. Friends in the area have had visitors all winter long at their feeders. It is the rufous that I am expecting shortly.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 4, 2011
12:34 PM

Post #8406761

Thank you all. Mountain Girl, hope your Rufous arrives soon. I'm just seeing our male once a day, but I'm seeing females here too.

Here's one of my Anna's.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 4, 2011
12:35 PM

Post #8406763

This one was hiding in the vines.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 4, 2011
12:36 PM

Post #8406764

Another female.

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

March 9, 2011
2:06 PM

Post #8416882

Male Rufous showed up today.

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

March 9, 2011
2:08 PM

Post #8416885

His competition...I think a male Anna's...it had red on the throat, but I didn't get a pic of it.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 9, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8417019

Nice pics adel and duc!

I just love the male Anna's and Rufous!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8417163

Congratulations Adel!!
PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

March 9, 2011
7:06 PM

Post #8417483

Great Adel! I am looking forward to their continued travels to arrive in my part of the world in a week or two. Jusr finished making a first batch of nectar.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 11, 2011
7:38 AM

Post #8420040

Great shots Adel. Glad you got a Rufous too. I just got another younger one too. Are you keeping track of their arrivals by the year?

This young Anna's was sure having fun drinking the nectar.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 11, 2011
7:39 AM

Post #8420046

Doesn't this look like a laughing hummer?

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 11, 2011
7:40 AM

Post #8420049

Here's my adult. He still has some green, but that will change soon.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 11, 2011
7:41 AM

Post #8420050

Here's my newest arrival, a young Rufous.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 11, 2011
8:13 AM

Post #8420120

Wow they are gorgeous duc!!!
It does look like the second one is laughing!
flowblue
Southern California, CA
(Zone 10b)

March 11, 2011
9:29 PM

Post #8421587

duc...

what beautiful photos you take. my feeder is located a foot and a half away from patio door. all i can do is enjoy them from inside of door and dare not move, so i can watch them longer...so have no idea how i can take a picture...with glass between us...they are so delicate and pretty.
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

March 21, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8441409

Male Rufous.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 21, 2011
5:54 PM

Post #8441631

Lovely shot adel!
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 22, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8443422

Time to close this thread, please go to the new one here for more photos-
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/birdwatching/all/#new


Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 23, 2011
5:17 AM

Post #8444551

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1166492/

try this link instead

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