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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)

I mentioned yesterday that two kinds of hummingbirds are visiting our feeder. These photos are of the second kind, a Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus). Unlike the Anna's Hummingbird pictured yesterday, Rufous Hummingbirds are only here during the summer. Within the next month or so they will head south for a long flight that will carry them to their winter home in the Mexican state of Guerrero, an extraordinary journey for such a tiny creature.


William Kendall said...

Marvelous captures on these birds!

Dean Lewis said...

Great shots !

JoJo said...

WOW! Lovely captures!