|Anna's Hummingbird, male. March 2020.|
|Anna's Hummingbird, female. April 2019.|
|Anna's Hummingbird, immature male, with blotchy pink feathers appearing on his face. October 2019.|
I put my nectar feeders back out around the beginning of March and immediately saw a male Anna’s visiting. Then by Friday, March 6 and the subsequent weekend, more and more Anna’s were seen, peaking at about seven individuals. But simultaneously the “word” got out even further and Rufous (and possibly Allen’s) Hummingbirds showed up. On Mar. 6 at dusk, four orange-backed male Rufous Hummingbirds clustered around a feeder right at dusk, fueling up for the night. A male and a female Rufous/Allen’s appeared earlier on that day (these two species are hard to distinguish in the field when dealing with females or males with greenish backs, as this male had).
|Rufous Hummingbird, male (with orange back). March 2020.|
|Selasphorus sp. hummingbird (Rufous or Allen's), with greenish back (not clearly visible here, but very visible in the image below). March 2020.|
|The same male as shown above. The outer tail feathers' width would help identify this bird to species but I was unable to get a good image of them.|