Still on my hummingbird kick. They’re starting to let me get closer. I *think* this is a Rufous. The neck can look brown when the sun doesn’t catch the feathers. Oh, and I’m finally playing with watermark PRO. Thumbs up at this point, very easy to use.
This is a Rufous – when the sun hits the male, his iridescent-red throat shimmers.
A whole cluster of the migrating Rufous are doing their best to own all of the feeders.
Not sure what’s up with the green shimmering, green is not mentioned on the sites I use, which is why I’m not sure if the top photo is a Rufous (Cornell University’s All About Birds).
Been training them to eat from a handheld feeder – they don’t always wait for me. So far, Anna’s are the only ones who’ll use the handheld when I’m holding it. The migrating ones are a bit more skittish (of me, they’re not at all shy about attacking the Anna’s). I’d seen this one, Birds and Blooms handheld hummingbird feeder how to, and immediately ordered some glass test tubes on eBay and replacement glass flower feeder tubes. Having fun with it.
The Anna’s do manage to get to the feeders. The just aren’t allowed to camp out as long.
Saved the best shot for last. Don’t you just love those itsy feet hanging on to the edge of the glass flower?
Check out the other photos people are sharing over at Unknown Mami’s Sundays in My City.