Tuesday, December 25, 2007

What type of Hummingbird is that?

It's an Anna's Hummingbird. You can see these tiny birds visiting hummingbird feeders throughout the winter in Seattle. The back is covered with irridescent green feathers and the throat is grey (female) or reddish-pink (male). The green and grey coloration helps them blend into the trees and bushes. I watched hummingbirds feeding in the backyard during the snowfall on Christmas day.