Thursday, July 7, 2016

Hummingbird Trifecta

A few days ago I posted about all of the Broad-tailed and Rufous Hummingbirds that we were feeding. I ended the post by saying we hoped that a Calliope Hummingbird would show up to round out the group.

Well look what we saw at the feeder on Wednesday morning.
Calliope Hummingbird on right
Early in the morning we saw Broad-tailed, Rufous and Calliope Hummingbirds all on the feeders at the same time. But it wasn't long before they were sparring with each other. 
Rufous and Calliope Males
With more competition at the feeders, a couple of Rufous males decided to be a bit more cooperative with each other.
Cooperative Rufous Males
We don't expect any more species of hummingbirds at this location, but we'll be keeping a watch for other new arrivals. 



  1. Nice! Love those hummers.... but it's the blue columbine that catches my eye. (the state flower of Colorado).... we have only the red/yellow that grows wild in this part of Ohio.

  2. Looks like to get a good medal you need to cooperate. Great pictures.