One of the great enjoyments of my winters in the Jaltemba Bay area are the many species of hummingbirds that come to the feeders hanging in our yard in El Tonino. This little male Calliope Hummingbird (above) is just one of them. At only 3¼-inch long, it definitely falls into the “little” category!
The Ruby-throated and Cinnamon Hummingbirds’s bright colour and larger size make them a desirable target for my camera.
My summers are spent in Ontario, Canada, where we only get one species of hummingbird, the Ruby-throated – and it always amazes me to see the same species feeding at my feeders in Mexico during the winter months. What a migration they do… down to Mexico in the fall and all the way back up to Canada in the spring!
by Tosia Archer
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