WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

This is my Temporary home
It’s not where I belong

This is just a stop, on the way to where I’m going
I’m not afraid because I know this is my
Temporary Home.

The Migration of the Rufous Hummingbird every Spring passes through my area on the way to their summer home in Alaska. They are a Temporary visitor at my Hummingbird Feeder.

A most welcome sight, every year the same little birds (identified by markings) return usually bringing their new families!

 

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A girl I call Smudge
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Male Rufous Hummingbird
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A Female Rufous Hummingbird I call Star 

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8 thoughts on “WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

    1. LOL! I guess when I photograph them you see small characteristics that stick out, but so many do look identical Anne! I’m sure they are like elephants, passing down their knowledge of where all the restaurants are on their trips! lol… 🙂

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  1. I love hummingbirds, I didn’t see many this season, then again, I’m in the house so much maybe I just missed them. I need to go outside more and also get a feeder. I have plants they like but no feeder. How do you know they are the same birds every year, don’t they all have the same kind of markings? Just curious. You have quite a variety of the winged visitors!

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    1. if you look at the 2 female Rufous, they have slightly different neck patterns, the males are bit harder to differentiate so I usually tell them apart by their personalities! The Anna’s that stick around all year also have very small different marking, I can spot “Spot” from “Tiny”, “Spot is very fat and has a white patch of feathers that are on his right side and “Tiny” is the smallest Anna that hangs around here.

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