Our Rufous Hummingbirds

28 05 2013

We’ve had a pretty steady stream of Rufous Hummingbirds to our feeder this past month.  We definitely have a dominant male that has claimed the feeder and it’s fun to watch him chase off the other males.  Here are a few shots of our smallest feathered visitors.

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Study of a male Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Study of a male Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Female Rufous Hummingbird by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Female Hummer in-flight. by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) in-flight by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

For these and other hummingbirds, please see my hummingbird set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157624567403704

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Something a little more local…

9 07 2012

On Thursday, last week, I took some time and shot the Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus) at our back deck feeder.  The weather was a bit cool, so they really appreciated the food being out.

Rufous Hummingbird at the Feeder Rufous Hummingbird at the Feeder Rufous Hummingbird in Flight

Also – a short video of them in and out…

Hummingbirds coming and going from our back deck feeder.




Rufous Hummingbird – A Study

13 06 2011

Yesterday afternoon was a great day for watching my backyard birds. I sat and watched the hummers zip in and out and the adult male chasing off pretenders to his throne… A few shots from the afternoon’s watching:

Comments and Critique welcome!

1. Female/Juvi close-up:

Study of Hummingbirds #6 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Female/Juvi at the feeder:

Study of Hummingbirds #5 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Male in flight:

Study of Hummingbirds #4 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Male in flight:

Study of Hummingbirds #3 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Male in flight:

Study of Hummingbirds #2 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Male in flight (giving me the business end!):

Study of Hummingbirds #1 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr





Steller’s Jay – A study

13 06 2011
3 hours of sitting still paid off. The Steller’s Jays are starting to almost come closer than MFD… Still working on feeding by hand… They aren’t THAT comfortable with me yet.

Comments and Critique welcome.

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Steller’s Jay by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Steller’s Jay by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Steller’s Jay by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Steller’s Jay by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Steller’s Jay by DragonSpeed, on Flickr





Three from the Backyard

13 06 2011
Three from sitting around on my balcony yesterday:

Comments welcome – Don’t be shy!

1. Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Female Black Headed Grosbeak

Female Black Headed Grosbeak by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Mr Downy Woodpecker

Mr Downy Woodpecker by DragonSpeed, on Flickr








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