Hummingbird Varieties (WA)

Grandpa hung a hummingbird feeder outside our dining room window recently. The birds are so delightful I thought I would take pictures of them and share them here.

This little guy is a Black-chinned Hummingbird and he thinks he is the owner of the feeder. He parks there so often it wasn’t too hard to get a picture of him.

Black-chinned Hummingbird
male black-chinned hummingbird

So I did a bit of research and found that Washington is home to four species of hummingbird.
     rufous (below)
     black-chinned (above)

rufous hummingbird
male rufous hummingbird

So far I’ve seen the black-chinned, caliope, and rufous. Apparently, Anna’s hummingbirds tend to stick to the west side of the state. I’m still hopeful though.

rufous hummingbird image credit © Chris_LeBoutillier /