Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday's Hummingbirds

I got this hummingbird stake as a Christmas gift.  The wings move in the wind.

For several days I watched a female Anna's Hummingbird grab bits of organic nesting material and fly away with it.

Hummers use spiderweb silk and moss...

...and I guess cotton!

I found this surprising... 

...but as it happened for several days running, I think she was serious about using the cotton as nesting material.

She not only worked on her nest...

...but also stopped by for a drink.

I did see a male Rufous Hummingbird.

A bright and shiny guy.

Rufous can be confusing to ID.

I think this is a young male.

This though, with the green, is a female Rufous.

See the green?

Anna's are easier to ID.

Weirdly I've not seen a male Anna's in a while.

This Rufous is enjoying an agastache.

Based on the color on the throat, I'm thinking a young male bird.


RJ said...

Beth your hummingbird photos are lovely. I really like your stake too. RJ @ stitching friends forever

Mary said...

The stake is great and all your photos of the hummers are lovely. Enjoy your 4th! Mary

MaryO said...

So tiny, so beautiful! Love the pics!
MaryO1230 🤗

Karyn said...

Your hummers are so beautiful, and your pics are amazing, as usual Beth.

Maggee said...

So cute! Love them!

krayolakris said...

Just amazing!! I especially love the photos of the nesting material being taken!