A rare visitor to Northern Virginia, a female Rufous Hummingbird. Seen at the Green Springs Gardens where the last sighting was in 2013. Rufous Hummingbirds normally overwinter in/near Mexico and migrate up the pacific coast to Canada for breeding.
On a recent outing looking for birds, we stopped at a turf farm in Brambleton, Virginia. We were looking for American Pipits which had been sighted a few days before. Scoping the field we soon spotted both the lark and pipits. I was glad to have brought along my 600 mm lens which enabled me to capture good shots of the lark and pipits.
Last weekend my friend took me to a sod farm in Brambleton, Virginia. We were looking for American Pipets and whatever other birds we might find. After finding our target birds, we wandered around a bit and spotted many other species. This raven was one of those. He landed near us, found something he wanted (not really sure it was to be his lunch) and took off.
Flower shot in a black box lit with natural window light. Flower from a local grocery store.