[Tweeters] First Rufous Hummingbirds appear: West Seattle

Minette Layne minette.layne at comcast.net
Thu Mar 26 09:56:58 PDT 2009

Hello Tweeters,

On Sunday, March 22, I made note of the first female Rufous Hummingbird that
appeared at my backyard feeder in the Gatewood neighborhood of West Seattle.
This is much earlier than last year, but I was not nearly as observant last
spring so that's not really meaningful. Yesterday, I observed my first-ever
male Rufous in the back yard and managed to get some photographs of him.
Being a new birder, I'm not sure if this is interesting information or not,
but he's a lovely bird so I thought you might enjoy seeing the photographs.

Male at feeder 1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/minette_layne/3385728345/
Male at feeder 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/minette_layne/3385540120/
Male on wire 1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/minette_layne/3386540418/
Male on wire 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/minette_layne/3384725309/


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