Tag Archives: Broad-tailed


August 2021


Broad-billed (male)
Defending “his” feeder.
What a difference in the colors when the light doesn’t hit the throat.
She is telling him that this is her feeder.

These Hummers have been at my feeders for a couple of weeks. I have also seen a male black-chinned, but I don’t have a photo. They are so much fun to watch.

Be on the lookout for these tiny, beautiful birds and help them get back to their wintering grounds when fall migration begins.  Mix one cup of white sugar and 4 cups of water.

Happy Birding

~More Beautiful Hummingbirds in my yard

~Loveland, Colorado, August, 2017

oOo-Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Drinking nectar from a potted plant.






oOo-Black-chinned Hummingbird

I  have been trying to capture this male, Black-chinned Hummingbird for awhile. He is very shy, and smart about staying hidden in the trees. These photos aren’t the best, but show his black chin and purple band around the neck.

Black-chinned Hummingbird


Purple band appears black without the right light.


oOo-Broad-tailed Hummingbird

It is late evening and a time for rest.



In the photo below a female Broad-tailed Hummingbird is sitting on a pine branch looking east. Perhaps she is reflecting on her day or contemplating her upcoming, long journey south.

Last light before night


evening’s last light

before darkness descends

stay safe and warm



It makes us feel good to provide these tiny birds with energy, in the form of syrup, to assist them along on their long, difficult journey.


Happy Dreams, Good Night