September 01, 2010

Rufous Hummingbirds

These days my garden is popular with the hummingbirds. The Rufous moved in over the last few weeks and they are very territorial. There are a number of "zones" and they fiercely guard their zones!

I enjoy them while I can because soon they'll be gone south till March. I rarely see a Rufous Hummingbird after Labor Day.

We are fortuante in these part though, the Anna's Hummingbird stays here all winter. Sadly I haven't seen any in a while because the Rufous have driven them away....but they will be back!

The Cape Fuchsia/ Crocosmia Zone

The Monarda Zone

The Patio Pot Zone


  1. Beautiful! I love watching the hummingbirds that come to our yard. Nice pictures!

  2. I love these photos!

  3. You're so lucky to have such beautiful hummers in your area! Great shots!


  4. Wow. Just wow. Your photos (and blog) are amazing. I find my way here from Flickr and I'm glad I did!

  5. How wonderful catch them at the at the beautiful flowers instead of just a feeder.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.