Monday, October 13, 2014
Our large family of Rufous Hummingbirds seem to have all migrated, with the exception of two that linger still. If they stay all winter, they are classified as "vagrant" hummingbirds, which apparently isn't that uncommon, even in areas with harsh cold winters. We'll keep the nectar flowing and defrosted for as long as we continue to see them coming.
It was a big surprise to us to notice this brand new individual that started visiting our feeder bank a few days ago. It took me awhile to be fast enough to capture it with my camera, and boy am I glad I kept trying! Isn't it beautiful? It appears to be an Anna's Hummingbird, and I hope it sticks around.
Three feeders + three vagrant winter hummingbirds = Perfection.
Click on this picture to see a larger version of our gorgeous new hummingbird friend.