Tag Archives: Anna’s Hummingbird

In the Garden

I was interviewed on In the Garden with Mike Darcy on June 27 and discussed what you can do to attract birds to your yard in the summer. Due to various circumstances, including the continuing heat wave, I didn’t get … Continue reading

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Random February Birds

I have spent very little time outdoors this month, but here are a few nice birds from the past few weeks. This Yellow-rumped Warbler was displaying his namesake near Ankeny NWR. Northern Shrike, also at Ankeny. This Lewis’s Woodpecker has … Continue reading

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Anna’s Hummingbirds

With the cold weather we have had this week, the Anna’s Hummingbirds have been staying close to the feeders. Here are some random images from the last few days, all taken through dirty windows. This male begrudgingly shared the slushy … Continue reading

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In the Bleak Midwinter

In honor of the winter solstice, in a month that brought Portland 7″ of rain, here are a few dark grainy images from recent weeks. Orange-crowned Warbler Anna’s Hummingbird Dark-eyed Junco Here is a nice comparison of American (foreground) and … Continue reading

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Yard Birds

I spent more time working on an article about birds this week than I did actually birding, so I had to get my birding fix by looking out the window. Cloudy skies and dirty windows aren’t the best conditions for … Continue reading

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hummingbird tongue fungal infection

In case you need further motivation to keep your hummingbird feeders clean, here is a photo of a male Anna’s Hummingbird with a swollen tongue. The condition is caused by a fungal infection, usually acquired at hummingbird feeders. The condition … Continue reading

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Helping evolution along

Anna’s Hummingbird was first reported in Oregon in 1944. The first specimen wasn’t collected until 1966. But today, this species is a common year-round resident in western Oregon. They winter as far north as coastal British Columbia, and have even … Continue reading

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Hummers

I haven’t seen many Anna’s Hummingbirds at the feeder lately, even though they are on the property year round. Yesterday I found this male in the early morning, thus the dark grainy photos. The Anna’s need to use the feeder … Continue reading

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Anna’s Hummingbirds in the snow

Portland had a white Christmas for the first time in 17 years. The snow didn’t last long, but it did provide some interesting viewing at the hummingbird feeder. The male has been defending this feeder for some time, but perhaps … Continue reading

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