Saturday, June 5, 2010


Not the excessive SUV... the bird - a rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), female I think... but please correct me if I'm wrong, as I'm not as good with my western birds as I am with the eastern, even with a Sibley's in hand.

Two male rufouses were buzzing around all afternoon but were too quick for me and my camera to catch. I was inside making dinner when my mom tried to get my attention from the backyard where she was sitting reading and having a whiskey - "Victoria. Victoria. Victoria!!" without disturbing the little green hummingbird sipping from our irises.

Tiny feet!!!


  1. wow great shots!!! i love humming birds but they usually flit around so fast that there is no way to get a good photo of them

  2. What gorgeous photos! I have no idea what kind of hummer it is, but you did a fantastic job of capturing it.

  3. Hummingbirds are beautiful,and are a true sign of summer for me. Gorgeous photos!
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh, so beautiful! I once accidentally swatted a really tiny one thinking it was a bee buzzing about my head (I'm allergic). I felt SOOOOO bad, but the little guy just picked himself up and came back for more (there were some juicy nectars nearby) so I was glad when I realized he was OK.

  5. wow! what beautiful photos!

    a few weeks ago, a little hummybird buzzed right by me and briefly landed on my head! it was the strangest thing. i love these pretty, odd little creatures. :)


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