Well, this is my first time catching one of these cheerful visitors on camera. I know it's not the greatest quality, but how often do I actually have my camera on the ready for an "action shot" like this? Hummingbirds are my absolute favorite. I remember hanging the first feeder and anxiously waiting for one to appear. I know there are different schools of thought on keeping feeders up in the winter. I actually see the birds even when we don't have a feeder. I have planted a lot of hummingbird attractors. The hardy fuchsia had them visiting right up until they were covered with snow. After seeing them so frequently during our snow I decided to put up a fresh feeder.
I think it is a female rufous. Any experts that can tell if I'm correct?