Hello from Rufous!

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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.

 

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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.

Baltimore Oriole…Just look at that color!

I’m thinking that the Orioles with the jet black heads are more mature males and that the two in the middle are enjoying their first spring. I may have that wrong, so feel free to let me know.Baltimore Oriole wm

You’ll see a few more images of these beauties in time…they’ve stayed in the neighborhood!

 

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If you’re wondering what they’re eating, it’s orange slices! They love them.

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Doves again?

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My apologies if this picture is posted twice. I thought I had it placed here yesterday, but it doesn’t show up on my thread. I know it has for some of you, but I’m putting it on again for my own enjoyment, lol!

These are mourning doves and I loved the light on them…if you look closely at the background you can see snow on the ground! Thank goodness that’s gone, now we just have to contend with allergies and the occasional thunderstorm. 

Is winter over?

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The last snowfall we had didn’t hang around too long. The sunshine chased the snow away in short order. Now it seems that spring may actually be here and I am MORE than ready for warm temps and sunny skies.

We’re not through with the gray skies and rainy days of spring, but today was beautiful and it was enough to give me hope that the weather is truly changing.

Everyone stay safe and take care…we’re all in this together.