They’re Back!

The Crocosmia have finally started to bloom, and I’ve been spending much of my extra time, the time I’m not spraying weeds, digging out bamboo, and such, sitting on the front porch waiting for the hummingbirds to return.

Last night I spent a good ten minutes within three feet of one discussing the beautiful weather. Of course, that conversation was only possible because I didn’t have my camera with me.

The little guys don’t sit very long when you are carrying a camera as they seem to be awfully camera shy. I still haven’t figured out if all the shots are of one hummingbird or they are of several different hummingbirds. For instance, is this hummingbird

Hummingbird Sitting

the same hummingbird as this one? If so, why do the colors look so different?

Hummingbird with Wings Thrust Forward

I know from the past that both Anna and Rufous hummingbirds will show up at different times, but I’m not always able to tell the difference, particularly if they are females.

Not that it really makes any difference. I’m fascinated with all of them.