Saturday, May 14, 2016

A Few Hummingbirds

I usually have lots of hummingbird photos to share by mid-May, but this year the birds are few and shy.

I do have a couple of male Anna's Hummingbirds.

I rarely see them together they are extremely territorial.

IF I do see them, they usually are chasing one another in a blur of wings and scolding chatter.

They are my most 'regular' at the feeders.

I do have a female Anna's that come to my front feeder.

I also have a female Rufous Hummingbird.

She comes by once in a while.

This is the best photo I've managed to get of her.  I did see my male Rufous Hummingbird on Thursday zipping by for a very quick drink.  I am hoping that when I have more salvias and agastaches in bloom, I'll see more of the birds and that they will linger longer and become used to my presence.   


7 comments:

Loretta Oliver said...

Great pictures! (That second hummingbird looks like he's smiling a little LOL)

Margaret said...

Love seeing the hummingbirds! They are and always will be my favorites! Hope they start coming to you in more numbers soon.

Barb said...

I love the hummingbird photos. We have 2 Annas that are using our feeder a lot.

daisy gurl said...

You must be mighty quick to be able to capture them so well!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Very beautiful birds.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So pretty. Last summer was the first time I had seen hummingbirds sitting still. We were at a community garden in Colorado. I didn't have my big camera with me at the time, just my iPhone, so wasn't able to zoom in close enough to get good pictures. Yours turned out great. :) I have a friend in TX who happily prepares for the return of "her" hummingbirds every year.

Maggee said...

Oh how I HOPE that I get even ONE hummingbird at the feeder this year! And that I get to see it!! I know they are quick!