Two readers sent photos today. First, Stephen Barnard from Idaho sent two photos of rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus) with his captions:
1. “YOU want a piece of ME?”
This is the attitude that a female Rufous will take, defending a feeder, hovering or perching, until exhaustion.
That’s one pugnacious bird!
2. “Aaaahhhh! Bee!!!”
Imagine being stung by a wasp if you were the size of a hummingbird. It would be fatal. Hummers are very careful around bees and wasps.
And reader Diana MacPherson sent a Baltimore Oriole with the note:
I took this picture of a juvenile Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) who was overly fascinated with the canna lily flowers. I cropped in his face so you can see his pretty eyes.