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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Snowy Rufus




We are on day two of lots of snow and it is snowing again. Every half hour I go and brush an 1/2 inch or so of snow off the hummer feeder. Seems to cold for them, I hope they are as tough as they are feisty.

9 comments:

Suzanne said...

looks like a little bud just waiting to bloom.

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

How beautiful! I love hummingbirds! My native name is "Huitzilipochtli" which means hummingbird.

Dawn said...

he does look like a bud Suzanne, he is a feisty flower though!

You have a native name Pablo? how cool is that? I love hummingbirds too. Thanks for stopping by.

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

amazing photo. But what is Rufus finding to eat?!

robin andrea said...

You have more snow than we do. I'm still not noticing as many hummingbirds here as we have had in the past. We have a few, but not a crowd buzzing and dive-bombing each other, as we had expected. Are you noticing any drop in population? We also only saw tree swallows one day. I'm a bit concerned.

This little hummingbird is very lucky to have found you.

Sandy Maudlin said...

It's amazing how you capture the essence of these creatures with a camera. I can feel the chill. Brrrrrrrrrrr.

Ann Buckner said...

You captured the delicacy or should I say tinyness of the hummingbird. Just looking at how the feathers are ruffled against the cold makes me shiver. Well done, Dawn!

am said...

Thank you so much for posting this photo!

This morning I saw a hummingbird at the feeder as the snow was falling but wasn't able to get a photo. I don't think of hummingbirds and snow as going together.

Odd how it snowed for so many hours today but kept melting on the ground so that now, late in the day, there is no sign of snow except in the foothills.

Dawn said...

wow so many comments! thank you everyone. The hummers seem to be fairing well, the males (we have two males and 2 females so far) are busy doing J dives even in the snow trying to impress the gals. They eat bugs and the sugar water I put out for them. I guess if you can fly up to 2000 miles to get to your breeding grounds, you can put up with the colder weather.