Posts tagged: rufous hummingbirds

A Good South Wind

By , March 26, 2016

We hadn’t given much thought yet to the arrival of hummingbirds for the summer (see Hummingbird Homecoming) until we heard local naturalist, Pam Randles, talking about bird migration on the local radio station. She said that, according to the most up-to-date tracking, the rufous hummingbirds are amassing near Canada’s Vancouver Island, readying for the trip north.

They are waiting, she said, for a good south wind to ride up the coast of Alaska. When they get one, they’ll arrive in about three days.

The feeders are ready for when guests arrive (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

The feeders are ready for when guests arrive (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Photo Play

By , May 29, 2014

While I still have a long way to go, I’m improving my familiarity with my fancy camera. I tend not to use it until I really need it, which leads to lousy photos. I’m trying to spend more time taking photos. Here are some I’ve taken around the “homestead” lately. Enjoy!

I set up a tripod in the living room to try to take close up photos of the hummingbirds that visit the feeders in our door yard. This one came out the best, although I need to work on focus . . . .

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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