Hummingbirds are Hanging Out

Green neck 3

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.

Rufous Easter Yellow 2

This is a Rufous – when the sun hits the male, his iridescent-red throat shimmers.

Rufous Easter

A whole cluster of the migrating Rufous are doing their best to own all of the feeders.

Green neck 2

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).

Hand Feeder-1

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.

Anna's Easter Blue 2

The Anna’s do manage to get to the feeders. The just aren’t allowed to camp out as long.

Anna lg

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.

6 comments on “Hummingbirds are Hanging Out

  1. bettyl - NZ says:

    What wonderful visitors! You are so luck to have them around.

  2. startraci says:

    OOH! I love hummingbirds. So pretty!
    Thanks for visiting my new blog (Star Family Travels)!
    Have a great week!

    • Maggie says:

      I know Traci, I think hummingbirds are just the cutest. They can be aggressive though, one online source says during the day any hummingbird is just two hours away from starvation due to their high metabolism (they slow down at night and live off the day’s reserves). So, they’re not kind to one another when it comes to food sources.

  3. Vidya Sury says:

    All the photos are stunning, Maggie. I thought the one I was looking at was the best until I saw the next one!

    Hummingbirds are so cute. I once remember seeing a series of shots of them hatching…so darling!

    That watermark looks fab! 😀

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