Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Monday, February 10, 2014

Anna's Hummingbird

Here's one of my little Anna's Hummingbirds (not to be confused with my daughter, Anna.)  Anna's Hummingbird is the name of this species native to the West Coast.  I was surprised to find them last winter in California, and even more surprised to see them around my house here in Washington last month.  I immediately put a hummingbird feeder out.  This particular hummingbird is my favorite of all the ones that visit.  She has taken to sitting in the tree that is planted directly in front of my kitchen window.  This is her favorite branch.  I wish I could have photographed her without the large yellow branch out of focus in the foreground, but I never found a good angle from outside.  Anyway, since there are no takers on my birdhouse so far, I'm hoping she is scouting out this tree as a location for her nest this spring. 

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so adorable! amazing how they can keep their tiny bodies warm in your cold and snowy winter. thank goodness for your feeders!

Giga said...

Ja takiego slicznego ptaszka nie zobaczÄ™ u mnie, bo takich nie ma. Pozdrawiam.
I'm such a cute little bird will not see me, because such does not exist. Yours.

Gail Dixon said...

I saw this once in California. You got a great shot of him. Love those red branches surrounding him/her.

Lynette said...

Such a sweetheart of a photo. I cannot imagine seeing any sort of hummingbird in the snow, much less one with the same name as my child. Wonderful!

About scour out, it is that combo, not scout out. Here's a sentence I found online from the KATU channel 2 weather person: Late in the week a strong Pacific Ocean storm will arrive it will slowly scour the cold air out. I found several others, too, all of which mention scouring out cold air.

Bill said...

At this point in the winter I'll be very glad when the hummingbirds are back. Wonderful photo!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Lovely photo of your hummingbird with the white and red contrast. I have dragged my binoculars out of it's packing box and hope to spot some of the hummers you have been talking about in your posts. -- barbara