To all my friends out West…particularly Washington, Oregon and California…may you be safe and be spared.
The bluebirds have proven to be a winter friend for the most part. They are still here, but they prefer to perch in the trees and drop down onto unsuspecting insects.
Just look at the blue color of this bird. I see these birds flying through the trees almost every day, but I still get excited to see that beautiful blue.
I think this is a Rufous Hummingbird, but I may be mistaken. This little beauty loves nectar that is made up of a concoction of sugar and water. I use 1 cup of sugar to 4 cups of water, I bring it to a boil and then let it cool. The sugar needs to be completely dissolved, I imagine that with such a tiny throat, chunky nectar doesn’t go down all that well.
I normally don’t like cropping an image so drastically, but I wanted to show you his beautiful copper feathers. Like so many other birds, I marvel at the creation of such beautiful, magical creatures.
I’m sorry for the shifting focus that occurs a few times. I’m no pro at this video stuff!