Tiny Bathing Beauties


In August the hummingbird population is at its peak as adults and this year’s juveniles prepare to migrate.  Searching for nectar, they visit flowers and backyard feeders.  They’re also attracted to shallow, running water.

Here are two soothing videos of hummingbirds bathing.

Neither one describes where it’s located and that presents a challenge …

Can you identify these tiny bathing beauties?


(videos from YouTube. Click on the YouTube logo on each video to see the original.)

2 thoughts on “Tiny Bathing Beauties

  1. In the second video, I’m pretty sure most are Allen’s Hummingbird. Could be Rufous, but I don’t see any birds with rufous in the back. Less sure about the first video. I think there are both Anna’s Hummingbird and Black-chinned Hummingbird. Never have seen so many hummingbirds together as in the second video, even at places with many bird feeders (e.g., canyons in SE Arizona).

  2. I love this! I was thinking the same as Anthony about the large number together. Hummers not exactly famous for flocking, but glad they did.

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