April 20, 2014

Rufous Hummingbird


Having Rufous hummingbirds buzz past your head is a sure sign of spring around here. They are so much fun to watch, chasing bumble bees away from their favourite flowers, and taking tree top joy rides (racing straight up into the air at the edge of the forest, stopping 15-20 feet above the tree tops, and then zooming back down as fast as they can, "laughing" all the way). I saw this male do it 5 or 6 times in a row before stopping to rest in a nearby tree.

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