September 4, 2020

This morning a flock of Bushtits stopped by our yard.

Bushtit (female)

Bushtit (male)

We still have about three Broad-tailed Hummingbirds that are hitting the nectar feeder and generally chasing each other around.

Late in the afternoon we sat on the back deck and watched the Broad-tailed hummers.  House Finches and Black-capped Chickadees abounded.  A Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay showed up at the sunflower feeder–first time we’ve ever seen one in our back yard.  A Red-breasted Nuthatch alighted on one of our aspen trees, briefly.  And then a male Black-chinned Hummingbird graced us with its presence.  It sat at the top of one of the aspens.  I got off about six shots, one of which, although not in focus, showed its purple gorget at the base of its black chin.

Black-chinned Hummingbird