Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hummingbird Saturday

Now that I have both Anna's Hummingbirds and Rufous Hummingbirds, there seems to be an ebb and flow as to who I see.
I managed just one photo of an Anna - a female.  My theory is that they are nesting and so do not linger at the feeders.

Thus far I've only seen male Rufous Hummingbirds. 

I know that they migrate before the females to stake out territory.

And I know I have three male Rufous as I've seen them chasing each other.

And when they aren't in combat, the males are at the ready...

...flashing their iridescent throat feathers.

And ruffling their tail feathers.

Pow!  That's a burst of color!
Where are the ladies anyway?


Ranae said...

Nature is awesome, I always look forward to your photos they make me smile

Barb said...

I haven't seen a Rufous yet. Your photos show what beautiful colors they have!

Frances N said...

I'm always amazed at the beautiful colors!

Pull the other thread said...

Wow sooo pretty.