Rufous Hummingbird Male bathing

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rufous male hummingbird bathing on our front patio water bubbler. Note water droplets on its beak and the splashes as he moves his tail area to bathe.

This is the 2nd male rufous to arrive here. At least, I think it's a rufous, altho' notice it seems to have a few green iridescent feathers ontop of its head. Perhaps it's an Allen's? (back to the bird book to check :)


alandrapal - Apr 29, 2008 01:25 AM EDT
Hi Jas, thanks so much for the lovely comment and praise. They are so entertaining and pretty. We watched one of the males bathing again today, but I didn't interrupt him today with taking any pics :) They lay their heads right down in the water, sideways, so as not to hurt their long beaks. Interesting to watch them.
Jas - Apr 28, 2008 07:58 AM EDT
Another, lovely, hummingbird shot to add to your wonderful collection Alandra! These little chaps are so colourful aren't they and you've captured splashing water so well. :)
alandrapal - Apr 26, 2008 10:53 PM EDT
thanks everyone for the nice comments, -- Alex/Whittler, Carol and Alan. glad you liked it. It's good to have another of the prettier males here.
bubbalinn - Apr 26, 2008 10:46 PM EDT
Beautiful photo Alandra of the gorgeous Hummer with it's bright colors. I really like the water flying around and the water drops on it's beak. Great Job!!!
shutterbug - Apr 26, 2008 06:50 PM EDT
Really cute capture! Carol
whittler113 - Apr 26, 2008 05:54 PM EDT
Very nice Alandra,I like the water splashing.

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