Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)






A beautiful Hummingbird (aren't they all though!), this male Rufous was in just the right spot for the light to reflect as a bright red patch on his chest. At a glance, you might have mistaken him for a Ruby -throated, but as soon as you see his brown sides, there is no mistaking him! There are two species of hummingbirds that come to the feeder. We know that a third species (Calliope) are in the area, but we haven't been able to see/photo one yet!
This male puts on quite a flight display when he's trying to impress the females! A lot of people enjoy sitting on the veranda of the cabin where they enjoy the free show!


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