My Solo Hummingbird

This one Rufous-tailed Hummingbird appears to be the only one living in my gardens right now and occasionally he almost poses for a photo. I have not been putting out the Hummingbird feeder for a long time now because these Rufous-tailed Hummingbirds are very territorial and he chases any others off. But after next week’s trip I will have nearly 3 months of no travel and may try the feeder again, not to necessarily feed this guy but hope it attracts other hummingbirds. We will see!  🙂

Right now they depend on flowers alone for food! I guess that is more natural!   🙂  But in the past I had a lot more than this!

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Atenas, Costa Rica

¡Pura Vida!

And more in my Rufous-tailed Hummingbird GALLERY.

2 Replies to “My Solo Hummingbird”

  1. Often have as many as 4 of those birds here up the street from you. And last night we were entertained by a troupe of at least 5 white face monkeys in the woods behind our house. First time we have seen them!

    1. That’s great Steve! Soon after I came to this house I had lots of these Rufous Tails and a few other species of Hummingbirds that the Rufous Tails chased off. Now this solo Rufous Tail must have chased off all his brothers and sisters! 🙂

      I’ve not had a monkey at this house, but at La Jacaranda Apartamentos we had a family of Howler Monkeys until some idiot shot the male who was the one with the loud howling. The mother and child left after that. Most monkeys stay away from humans but the White-faced Capuchins are the least afraid of people and in some tourist areas actually beg for food or rival human bags for food, so I would not leave food on a table in your back yard! 🙂

      Next week I go back to Maquenque Ecolodge in Boca Tapada where I will see Howlers, Spider Monkeys and White-faced, the three inland monkeys in Costa Rica. The fourth kind, Squirrel Monkey, is found only in the South Pacific Coast, from Manuel Antonio south.

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