Yesterday’s Nature, Embudo, NM, 7-8-15


The Rufous hummingbirds arrive at our place in early July, already on the southern leg of their yearly migration. Alongside the Black-chinned hummingbirds (that have been with us since April), they often stay for the remainder of the summer. We now have at least two Rufous males in residence, and expect the females to soon arrive. The fighting around the feeders is, of course, intensifying, with the Rufous being generally more belligerent than the Black-chinned. I also expect to see the Calliope hummingbird before long.

Black-chinned hummingbird female

Black-chinned hummingbird female

Rufous humminbird, male

Rufous hummingbird, male

Green on green. A katydid on grape leaves.

Green on green. A katydid on grape leaves.

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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