Thursday, March 18, 2021

FOY Rufus Hummingbird

We now have our First of the Year sighting of a Rufus Hummingbird! We have been checking all hummingbirds for the last couple of weeks in hopes of getting a Rufus, but each one has been an Anna's. Last night this male Rufus Hummingbird showed up at our juice feeder on our balcony. Anna's are year-around residents, but Rufus' are migrants returning each Spring from wintering far to the South. Rufus Hummingbirds are fiery little guys, and tend to dominate the larger Anna's Hummingbirds.  We will be watching closely to see if everybody gets along at the feeder. 

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