Western Hummingbirds 2012

Klamath River, CA

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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Marlton, NJ

Very nice! Thanks adel!

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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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Klamath River, CA

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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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

Those guys sure are mean. Congrats on the second hummer Adel.

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Great pics. Adel and Duc.

Klamath River, CA

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

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Wow Duc, your Rufous is one handsome fella!

Ladysmith, BC

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.

Klamath River, CA

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

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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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Marlton, NJ

Sweet pics adel and duc!

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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

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Marlton, NJ

Oh he is beautiful duc!!

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

He's so fine! Thanks Duc.

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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

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Marlton, NJ

Those are gorgeous shots duc!

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

I'm with Pelle. Those are gorgeous shots duc.

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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

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Marlton, NJ

Really nice ones duc! Love the raised feathers!

Grand-Falls, NB(Zone 4a)

Stunning shots of all your little hummers, Adel and Duc. How many species of hummers, are you two seeing, during the Summer ?

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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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Klamath River, CA

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.

Grand-Falls, NB(Zone 4a)

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.

Klamath River, CA

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.

Klamath River, CA

Hummer activity is picking up.

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Klamath River, CA

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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Marlton, NJ

Neat ones adel!

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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

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Marlton, NJ

Great shots duc! They sure are cute!

Grand-Falls, NB(Zone 4a)

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. :)

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

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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Marlton, NJ

Duc, Those are gorgeous shots!

PERTH, Australia

Fantastic shots, duc. Sweet little birds. That camera lens combo really sings for you. Your shots are soooo sharp.

Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

More Anna's for you...

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Kelseyville, CA(Zone 8b)

more...

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Marlton, NJ

OMG duc those are incredible shots!!!

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