Anna’s Hummingbird For My World Tuesday

by Larry on January 13, 2009

Anna’s Hummingbird is the only hummingbird found along the Pacific Coast in the winter and I still have a few wintering with me.  Even after we had snow on the ground for two weeks.  These little birds are tough!

To see how hummingbirds make it through these freezing winters, check my post on Hummingbirds In A State Of Torpor.  Then go see the other great photos at My World Tuesday!

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Arija January 14, 2009 at 12:21 am

What a cute little shimmering guy! Great shot.

Arijas last blog post..MY WORLD ~ 12 Temperate Rainforest

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animtreebird January 14, 2009 at 12:29 am

Very beautiful bird. Nice close up. :)))

animtreebirds last blog post..Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker

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Larry January 14, 2009 at 1:51 am

@Arija thank you. I loved visiting your rain forest.

@Animtreebird thanks for stopping by. The Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker was a real treat!

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Klaus January 14, 2009 at 5:28 am

That’s something surprising! And great image!
Certainly a big step up in quality!
Cheers, Klaus

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Thomas January 14, 2009 at 5:29 am

Awesome boken, details, pose and composition. Beautiful shot Larry

Thomass last blog post..Birding in India – National Bird of India

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Zoe Ann Hinds January 14, 2009 at 8:47 am

The Anna’s Hummingbird is the most common hummingbird found in Southern California. It is also one of three species of hummingbirds, along with Allen’s and Costa’s, that are permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada. Also, unlike most other species of hummingbirds, they have a minimal song.

The Anna’s Hummingbird was originally only found on the Pacific slope from Baja California to San Francisco. This bird has increased its population and expanded its breeding range in recent years to Vancouver, British Colombia, east to southern Arizona. This expansion is believed to be due to the introduction of exotic flowering plants, especially Eucalyptus, red-hot-poker and tree tobacco,and by the proliferation of hummingbird feeders.

The Anna’s Hummingbird likes to use the bird bath. They like to get a drink on hot days. They especially like bird baths that drip as they can hover and sip water as it runs over the edge. They will also perch on the edge and drink as other birds do but they only sit still for a minute.

Zoe Ann Hindss last blog post..Tips on Hummingbird Feeder Placement

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Clara January 14, 2009 at 10:56 am

Beautiful shot! I really love to watch the hummingbirds. My in-laws feed them in northern Michigan and get quite a variety in the summer. Thanks for visiting Ft McHenry with me. I, too, wondered how many men it took to lift one of those cannon balls!

Claras last blog post..Wednesday Hero

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Carrie Keiser January 14, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Very pretty little bird! I didn’t think they hung around in the cooler months.

Carrie Keisers last blog post..My World — Places of Worship– churches and bars

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Natural Moments January 14, 2009 at 11:44 pm

In a few weeks I may be heading down to the Bay Area, so I look forward to seeing these hummingbirds in the winter again.

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storyteller's other blog January 15, 2009 at 7:18 am

What a lovely photo of this delightful hummingbird. I live along the coast in Southern California and have many hummingbirds in the citrus trees in my yard , but I’ve not yet been able to capture any like this. Thanks for visiting Sacred Ruminations and leaving the link back here. It’s nice to encounter you in this virtual world.
Hugs and blessings,

storyteller’s other blogs last blog post..MyWorld#1 – Sunset Beach, California Landmark

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Larry January 15, 2009 at 9:58 am

@Klaus always good to see you. You and Thomas are my photographic inspirations!

@Thomas nice to see you back. Looking forward to another year of your beautiful photography

@Zoe thanks for posting more info on Anna’s

@Clara these little bundles of energy are a blast to watch aren’t they?

@Carrie it is amazing what hummingbirds can do

@Bernie make sure to stop by the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge if your driving down

@Storyteller thank you for your kind words. I’m glad I found your blog too

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The Zen Birdfeeder January 20, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Beautiful picture of a beautiful bird. You’re lucky to see hummers all year. I’m still 4 LONG months from seeing ours regularly!

The Zen Birdfeeders last blog post..Dakota’s Top Five Meme (Finally!)

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Larry January 20, 2009 at 10:38 pm

@Nancy don’t worry, the hummers will be there soon and you will be able to enjoy them in all their glory

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