I finally moved quickly enough to capture pictures of hummingbirds at both front and back feeders!
Hummingbird at back feeder.
This little lady appeared at our back feeder. I believe this is an adult female Anna’s or Rufous hummingbird because of what I think is a small patch of red under the neck. That said, I reserve the right to change my mind if I get better photos.
Meanwhile in the front, I took two nice shots of this little visitor.
Close up of hummingbird at the front feeder.
Hummingbird at the front feeder.
I believe this is also a female because her tail feathers are clearly white tipped in another photo, but again I’m not sure whether she’s an Anna’s or Rufous.
Now, I wondering if in fact she is the same bird in all three photos?
In any case, gotcha!
“And they told two friends. And they told two friends. . . .”
The Nyger seed feeder traffic is definitely picking up. Several times a day, I see one or two finches feeding and one day, we saw a total of six! And they are showing interest in the suet feeder!
And one more, just because. . . .
Gotta love the symmetry.
I finally managed a photo (albeit terrible) of the elusive hummingbird as well.
Hummingbird at front feeder.
For one brief moment, we saw a small bird resembling a chickadee at the Nyger seed feeder, but I couldn’t get a clear shot. That said, I know he’s out there and would feed if he could!
I am wondering if the finches scare away other birds. They fight pretty intensely among themselves. I’m thinking of redesigning the feeder configuration once the finches empty the Nyger seed to give more feeding stations to the finches and move the other types of feed further away. Most definitely, putting the suet almost under the most active feeder was not my smartest move.
Of course, I am not the only one enjoying this new adventure. Apparently, Stormie, Wiley and Moxie are budding ornithologist. Who knew?
Stormie, Wiley, Moxie observing the feeders.