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The Rufous Hummingbird – a few angles

The Rufous hummers have arrived in force, now on their way south. They join the regulars – the Black-chinned hummers. Also around is an occasional Broad-tailed hummer. The Broad-tails arrived early in the season, and then mostly went to upper … Continue reading

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Birds, May 15, 2016

We have both migratory and stay-put birds around the house right now – at Embudo, NM, alongside the Rio Grande. The non-migratory birds include Canyon towhees (one or two pairs), Spotted towhees, House Finches, the occasional White-breasted nuthatch and Black-capped chickadees. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Spring on the Rio Grande, NM

Spring is springing along the Rio Grande. The wintering bald eagles must have heard the predictions for an early Spring, because they up and left in the first half of March. The other winter residents – the goldeneye ducks – … Continue reading

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