Male Costa's hummingbirds have a purple gorget that extends down the sides of their neck while females are all white with occasional small purple dots on their throat. All pictures were taken in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Male Anna's hummingbirds have beautiful red/pink colored feathers on their head that can look black if not in proper lighting. Females can also have color on their throats but not as much as males. All pictures were taken in Las Vegas, Nevada, and parts of California.
Male Black-Chinned hummingbirds have black heads with iridescent purple feathers on their neck that are only visible in perfect lighting. Females are white and usually have no color on their throats. All pictures were taken in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Male Broad-Tailed hummingbirds have an iridescent pink throat while females have orange/green spots. All pictures were taken in Panguitch Lake, Utah.
Male Rufous hummingbirds have a beautiful reddish/gold gorget (similar to Allen's) while females usually have orange feathers in the middle of their throat. All pictures were taken in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Sedona, Arizona.
Male Allen's hummingbirds have a beautiful reddish/gold gorget (similar to Rufous) while females usually have orange feathers in the middle of their throat. All pictures were taken in Los Angeles, California.
Leucistic Male Anna's Hummingbird
These are pictures of a leucistic male Anna's found at the University of California, Santa Cruz at the Arboretum in January of 2016.
These pictures include Blue-Throated from Cave Creek Canyon, Magnificents from Santa Rita Lodge, Anna's and Costa's from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Violet Crowned from Paton's Center for Hummingbirds, and Broad-Billed from everywhere listed above.
These pictures include Anna’s, Costa’s, Broad-Billed, and Rufous hummingbirds from Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona.
Spring 2015 Nest
These are pictures and videos of a nest, made by a female Costa's hummingbird I named Grace, that was in my backyard in the spring of 2015.
Grace Nest 2015 Day 5
Grace Nest 2015 Day 6
Grace Nest 2015 Day 10
Grace Nest 2015 Day 12
Grace Nest 2015 Day 14
Grace Nest 2015 Day 16
Grace Nest 2015 Day 18
Grace Nest 2015 Day 20
Spring 2017 Nest
These are pictures and videos of a nest, made by a female Anna's hummingbird, that was in my backyard in the spring of 2017. There are also pictures of the babies being feed by mom and hanging out after leaving the nest.
2017 Nest Day 1
2017 Nest Day 3
2017 Nest Day 6
2017 Nest Day 8
2017 Nest Day 11
2017 Nest Day 12
2017 Nest Day 14
2017 Nest Day 16
2017 Nest Day 18
2017 Nest - Baby Plays with Pine Needles and Begs for Food
2017 Nest - Baby Gets Attacked (But is Not Harmed)
Summer 2018 Nest
Here are some pictures from a Black-Chinned nest during the summer of 2018. For this nest, when the first baby left it knocked its sibling out of the nest who wasn’t quite ready to fly yet. I helped him off the ground and since the nest was too high up for me to reach, I set him down on a pool fence so that mom could find him and feed him. He flew a short distance into a tree shortly after.
Costa's Hummingbird Fledgling
I found this fledgling male Costa's hummingbird living in my yard. Watch him grow by looking at the pictures from bottom to top. Most recent pictures are at the top.