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Rufous Hummingbirds Have Arrived

Photos by Dick Coe

Photos by Dick Coe

This male Rufous Hummingbird was perched in a currant bush just below the hummingbird feeder of Dick and Janet Coe. He is perched and waiting to chase away the male and female Broadtail Hummers that want to fuel up too.

According to bird expert, Dick Coe, “The Rufous Hummingbirds will soon be heading back to Mexico where they winter. They migrate between 2,000 and 3,000 miles, round trip from Mexico to Southern Alaska to nest. They stop here for five or six weeks, (and raise a Rufous ruckus), before continuing back to Mexico.”

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