Posted by Sarah Lindquist on May 19, 2014 at 8:12 am
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This is a female Anna’s Hummingbird that stayed over the winter in my backyard Jan 17, 2012 and we had snow. I live in Port Angeles, WA, USA and we have had Anna’s Hummingbird’s stay over the winter in our yard for over four years now. We feed them with a typical hummingbird feeder and started feeding hummingbirds in response to them not leaving when winter came.
I learned through one of the professors at my college that Anna’s Hummingbirds have adapted to living in the northern climates on the West Coast in the winter due to hummingbird feeders and exotic flowering plants and have been moving north from their original winter range in California since the 60′s.
This photo was previously published in the 2014 January Edition of Birds & Blooms. (This is the original orientation of the photo)
I used a Nikon D3000, Nikkor 55-300mm, Shutter Speed 10/2500, Aperture F/5.6, Focal Length 300mm, ISO 200.