Tag Archives: Rufous Hummingbird

Early Spring in the 5MR

The weather has gone from winter rain to spring rain, still rather gloomy but definitely more pleasant overall. Spring migration is slowly picking up with new species gradually accumulating in my 5-Mile Radius. Most of the new sites that I … Continue reading

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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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Sandy River Delta

Nala and I spent several hours hiking (and swimming) at the Sandy River Delta. Local nesters, like this Common Yellowthroat, were busy gather food for nestlings. Male Lazuli Buntings were very vocal, and seemed to be vying for the attention … Continue reading

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Red Hot Pokers

While birding at the Whiskey Creek Fish Hatchery in Tillamook County, I stopped to check out a stand of Red Hot Poker, or Torch Lily. This plant is not native, but the flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds, orioles, and … Continue reading

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Sandy River Delta

Nala and I spent the morning at the Sandy River Delta east of Portland. Bird activity is definitely picking up, although many of the summer residents haven’t arrived yet. White-crowned Sparrows were singing as were Savannah Sparrows. Rufous Hummingbirds were … Continue reading

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Random Images

Early May is always a good time for seeing returning migrants and other signs of spring. Despite our cool damp weather, spring continues to slowly make inroads. Here are some random images from the past week. May is warbler month … Continue reading

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Late Rufous Hummingbird 11/16/2010

This Rufous Hummingbird made a brief appearance at my feeder this morning. Most Rufous Hummingbirds leave Oregon by September on their way to Mexico. This species is prone to wandering, however, with many individuals reported throughout the eastern U.S. in … Continue reading

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New Arrivals at the Hummingbird Feeder

Rufous Hummingbirds have returned, causing much angst among the resident Anna’s Hummers. This guy caught my eye with his gorget of copper, gold, and green. Notice how the colors change with the angle of the light. Here’s a female rufous, … Continue reading

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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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Of Dog Days and Guilt

It’s hot. There is nothing unusual about this, being mid-August and all. And in a few days it will be cool and cloudy, if you can believe the forecast. But for now, it is hot and I am inside, where … Continue reading

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