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Bird Watching: Western Hummingbirds 2012

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

March 22, 2012
4:54 PM

Post #9053230

Since I haven't seen this thread for some time, I thought I would start a new one for this year.

Male Rufous (first hummer this year)

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 22, 2012
8:24 PM

Post #9053494

Very nice! Thanks adel!
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 23, 2012
7:46 AM

Post #9053854

Congrats Adel and great photo. My first rufous arrived on the 21st and I didn't get a photo. Hopefully will get one today.

I still am feeding 4 Anna's, but I did see 1 more that I haven't yet identified as a juvie or a female rufous.

Here's a picture of my one friendly Anna's that loves the camera.

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

March 24, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9055531

A second hummer showed up yesterday, but this RUFOUS wont let it come to the feeder so I can see what it is. I think it might be a male Anna's.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 25, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9056378

Those guys sure are mean. Congrats on the second hummer Adel.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 30, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9063044

My male rufous was just here for one day and then he was gone.

Fortunately a female rufous showed up on 3/26. She didn't like the wind and rain, but she's still around.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2012
2:14 PM

Post #9063444

Great pics. Adel and Duc.
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

March 31, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9064655

Calif. Gull looking for a handout...oooops! posted on wrong thread. Sorry about that.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 1, 2012
12:55 PM

Post #9065668

Here's one of my male rufous hummers showing his colors.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 1, 2012
1:06 PM

Post #9065684

Wow Duc, your Rufous is one handsome fella!
vanislandgirl
Ladysmith, BC

April 2, 2012
2:59 AM

Post #9066332

I and many others have Annas all Winter here in Ladysmith. Now the Rufous are back. First male showed up that I saw on the 25th. I heard them before that but didn't see any. Today two male Rufous were having quite the to do in the back garden. I have two feeders back there, but of course so far they are choosing to defend the whole garden to all comers. The front garden with two feeders seems to be hosting the Annas. But I did see a female and a male Anna at the back garden feeder too. The Annas are nesting. This is the second year that I put out and they have been taking my Poodles hair. I put the hair out in onion bags and in suet cages.
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

April 3, 2012
8:52 PM

Post #9068954

A female Rufous (I think, since the male Rufous doesn't run it off the feeder)

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 4, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9069392

Congrats Adel, she's a pretty one.

I was happy to see this Anna's hummer. Looks like she's building a nest somewhere and had a hard time taking time to drink some sugar water.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

April 6, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9072042

Sweet pics adel and duc!
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 9, 2012
8:04 AM

Post #9075364

My Calliope Hummingbird arrived yesterday 7 days earlier than last year.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

April 9, 2012
10:59 AM

Post #9075643

Oh he is beautiful duc!!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 9, 2012
6:26 PM

Post #9076289

He's so fine! Thanks Duc.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 14, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9082133

Here's an Anna's and the rest are Rufous hummers.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

April 14, 2012
11:33 AM

Post #9082226

Those are gorgeous shots duc!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 14, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9082317

I'm with Pelle. Those are gorgeous shots duc.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 30, 2012
2:08 PM

Post #9104285

I finally have some blooms in the backyard with color for photos. These are Anna's hummers.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

May 1, 2012
5:10 AM

Post #9105135

Really nice ones duc! Love the raised feathers!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

May 1, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9106122

Stunning shots of all your little hummers, Adel and Duc. How many species of hummers, are you two seeing, during the Summer ?
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

May 19, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9129472

I had fun watching this juvenile Anna's hummingbird enjoy the solar fountain. The hummer chose a perch to dry off afterwards.

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

May 20, 2012
7:41 PM

Post #9131241

I now know there is one Allen's Hummingbird here. One got trapped in our sun room, when I found it, it was laying on the floor not able to move. I moved it to a shady spot and watched it for about 20 minutes. It didn't seem to be getting any better, so I took it to the feeder on the front porch and kept dipping it's bill into the sugar water. After about 15 minutes it flew off.

burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

May 20, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #9131293

Amazing shot with the water drops, and love the one where he's wiping his bill!
Adel, congrats on the success of hydrating that little hummer. I tried helping one out last year, but my effort failed.
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

May 21, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9131821

burn... ...I didn't notice your post of May 1 until now. Here we get 3 species...Rufous...Allen's And Anna's...I never get a large number of hummers, but others a few miles from here get several.
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

May 21, 2012
9:51 PM

Post #9132950

Hummer activity is picking up.

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adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

May 23, 2012
6:52 PM

Post #9135869

This afternoon I decided to replace the old feeder at the front porch. It caused quite a stir, in just a few minutes there were 5 hummers competing for a spot at the new feeder. Looks like all Rufous or Allen's (thought I saw 1 Anna's, but didn't get a pic). I was surprised that the male Rufous that has been chasing evryone off the 2 old feeders didn't bother anyone at the new feeder.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

May 24, 2012
2:20 AM

Post #9136183

Neat ones adel!
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

May 24, 2012
10:01 AM

Post #9136635

Glad to see the activity is picking up there Adel. Looks like they're enjoying your new feeder.

I just have one rufous female here with 8 anna's. Sure wish I'd get an allen's since I'm right on the border where they're found. I'll keep looking.

Here's a female anna's that was enjoying her morning bath and a male watching over a feeder.

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 3, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #9150440

Here's a couple of my Anna's hummers...

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

June 3, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9150444

Great shots duc! They sure are cute!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

June 3, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9150480

Love them in the fountain and the flowers too. The colors in the Anna is very lovely, Duc.
Adel, how I wish I could see one of those Rufous. Well, more actually, all of them hummers you guys get. :)
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 9, 2012
10:06 AM

Post #9158141

Some more Anna's hummers to share with you. I've counted at least 14 of them but I know there's more.

Sure hope the sugar prices come down soon!!

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

June 9, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9158498

Duc, Those are gorgeous shots!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

June 10, 2012
9:55 PM

Post #9159998

Fantastic shots, duc. Sweet little birds. That camera lens combo really sings for you. Your shots are soooo sharp.
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9169978

More Anna's for you...

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ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9169987

more...

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

June 18, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9170325

OMG duc those are incredible shots!!!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

June 18, 2012
5:20 PM

Post #9170647

Brilliant shots, duc. I just love the ones where it's almost spreadeagled over the top of the fountain.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

June 19, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9172078

Awesome photography!!!! I with Margaret, on the sprawling shot.

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