Hummingbird Summer 2015, Embudo, NM


Three species of hummingbird are now visiting our feeders: the Black-chinned, the Rufous and the Calliope. They are going through a lot of sugar water, reminding me that my main responsibility of the summer is feeding the hummingbirds, and my main entertainment of the summer is watching and photographing the hummingbirds. This is made easier by the fact that I work at home, and can readily photograph the hummers through open doors and through windows.

First, here’s today’s Rufous action around one particular feeder. The advantageous backdrop of this feeder is a grove of locust trees that, in the morning, provides a dark background for my side-lit shots.

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Rufous hummingbird male

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Rufous hummingbird male

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Rufous hummingbird threesome

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Rufous hummingbird female, with her attention-getting tail display

Rufous hummingbird foursome

Rufous hummingbird foursome

Here are the Black-chinned and Calliope hummingbirds:

Black-chinned hummingbirds

Black-chinned hummingbirds

Black-chinned male

Black-chinned male

Black-chinned female

Black-chinned female

Calliope male

Calliope male

The Broad-tailed hummingbird was here in the Spring and then left for higher elevations. They will come back through at the end of the summer:

Broad-tailed male

Broad-tailed male

These photos are all from this Spring and Summer.

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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2 Responses to Hummingbird Summer 2015, Embudo, NM

  1. Britt Runyon says:

    The 2nd image could best a best seller!

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