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I realized that I have not featured our sweet little hummingbirds for a while. We usually have the annas and the rufous. We have not seen the rufous since early summer. We do have plenty of the annas. Here are some shots of these summer hummers in our yard.

They are quick to come and go.

Coming and going

Coming and going

Did you know that aside from nectar, the hummingbirds favorite thing to eat are ants? We stopped washing off the ants from the feeders.

Hummers and ants at the bird feeder

Hummers and ants at the bird feeder

Here is a lucky shot of an incoming hummer.

Incoming!

Incoming!

They get used to us being around, and even zoom at us to let us know that the feeder is getting low. My husband caught this shot of them sitting on my hand.

On my fingers

On my fingers

Here is a photo of a rufous from earlier

A fat Rufous Hummingbird

A fat Rufous Hummingbird

We plant flowers in our garden every year that will provide these foothill critters with nectar. We have so many in the garden this year that we have not had to fill the feeder but twice.

Well, there you have it, my summer hummers. Have a great weekend and be well… ^..^

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I realized that this whole spring/summer season I have not taken the time to share with you one of my favorite birds: The Hummingbird! We have two varieties here. One is the Anna’s and the other is Rufous.

We have more of the Anna’s variety of hummer, and here is a photo of a female.

A visitor

A visitor

Did you know that the Anna’s hummingbird was named after the Duchess of Rivoli? Her name was Anna Masséna and Rivoli is a small town in the Piedmont region of Italy near Turin!

Clapping bird

Clapping bird

The Anna’s is one of the most prevalent hummingbird in our area. It is also the noisiest! If you want to hear what this bird sounds like, here is a link to a site that has their sound recorded. You will just need to scroll down the page a short bit. The site can be reached by clicking here!

The Rufous is the more colorful hummingbird that we have here.

Incoming!

Incoming!

This hummingbird is the feistiest hummingbird! They can actually chase off the bigger hummers! For us this is a migratory bird, making its appearance in June and disappearing around October.

Pretty bird!

Pretty bird!

It sure is one pretty bird!

To hear what this bird sounds like, click here!

Here are a few more photos of our lovely visitors!

Fuzzy butt!

Fuzzy butt!

Sticking it's tongue out!

Sticking it’s tongue out!

Landing

Landing

Did you like the photos? I hope so!

Now, go and have a great Wednesday, and thank you for visiting today!

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