Anna’s Hummingbird at the Sunflowers and Waterfall

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Anna’s Hummingbird Female

Anna’s Hummmingbird (Calypte anna) Female by Larry Jordan

When temperatures reach into the triple digits, birds need lots of water. We’ve had a pretty mild summer up until a few weeks ago. Now we have temperatures over 100 degrees every day and birds are flocking to the water feature. Click on photos for full sized images.

Even the hummingbirds that drink sugar water most of the time need extra water when it gets this hot. Here is a female Anna’s Hummmingbird (Calypte anna) drinking and bathing at the water feature.

If you want to attract birds to your yard a clean water supply is essential. A moving water supply is best because birds can’t resist moving water.

Anna’s Hummingbird at Sunflower

And this hummingbird can’t resist my sunflowers!

Anna’s Hummingbird Female at Sunflower

Anna’s Hummingbird Female at Sunflower

Anna’s Hummingbird Female at Sunflower

Anna’s Hummingbird Female at Sunflower

To see more great bird photographs check out Wild Bird Weekly and The Bird D’pot.

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan is an avid birder and amateur photographer living on the Pacific Flyway near the Central Valley of Northern California. He is a board member of his local Audubon Society and is a bird and wildlife conservationist. Larry contributes to several wildlife conservation organizations and is a BirdLife International "Species Champion." He is also Habitat Manager for the Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, an organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Western Burrowing Owl population in the United States. Larry has been blogging about birds since September of 2007 at TheBirdersReport.com

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan is an avid birder and amateur photographer living on the Pacific Flyway near the Central Valley of Northern California. He is a board member of his local Audubon Society and is a bird and wildlife conservationist. Larry contributes to several wildlife conservation organizations and is a BirdLife International "Species Champion." He is also Habitat Manager for the Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, an organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Western Burrowing Owl population in the United States. Larry has been blogging about birds since September of 2007 at TheBirdersReport.com

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Carol Duke
Carol Duke

Fabulous photography and the video is so joyous to watch Larry. They look so similar to our Ruby-throated Hummers.

Kerri Farley
Kerri Farley

……. Breathtaking!

Killybirder.blogspot.co.uk
Killybirder.blogspot.co.uk

Very nice shots.
Anna’s Hummingbird was the very first Hummingbird I ever saw. I found them along with Rufus Hummingbird on a trip to British Columbia in 2001. I remember watching them at the feeders outside of residents homes as well as on the wild flowers.

Minx_In_LA
Minx_In_LA

Oh Larry- those are just precious! Thanks for posting 🙂