Anna’s Hummingbird in Sauk County Wisconsin on October 21, 2014

I made a run up to Sauk Co. with Cynthia this morning with hopes to see the very rare visiting bird to the state, the Anna’s Hummingbird. From what I heard this western bird, will be the 5th ever recorded bird in the state of Wisconsin. As we arrived, Chris was waiting, standing there, not looking happy as he said, I have been here for 1 hour and I have not seen the bird. In only seconds the sound of the hummer was present. We had not even had our cameras out of our bags and it was on the feeder. We had a very big laugh! The bird was on and off all morning with some long periods in between feedings. It perched high, it perched low, it perched out of sight. This bird put on I think the biggest show ever of all the years I have been birding being so photogenic. The colors on the bird were so stunning from one moment to the next as it’s position changed perched, colors I have never saw on a bird. All and all a very exciting day! It is a life bird for me! It was nice to see some birders too that I have not ran across in a while like Daryl, Chris and others. A very big thank you to the host Linda who allowed us all to come on to her property to see this bird and all the special goodies she provided making us feel so welcome. I hope the bird continues for others to see.

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Anna’s Hummingbird

Binomial name: Calypte anna

Category: Hummingbirds

Size: 4″ long, 5.25” wingspan

Weight: 0.15 oz

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

6 Responses to Anna’s Hummingbird in Sauk County Wisconsin on October 21, 2014

  1. Annie Mueller says:

    Wow! These are all so breathtaking. I couldn’t have seen that hummer any better in person thru my binocular or scope. It is always a pleasure to view your pics. Thanks for sharing these wonders of the world.

  2. Nancy Nabak says:

    Good Lord, Lucy and Linus!!! These photos are amazefest! Jim, really stunning images, once again. Thank you for letting us feast through your talents! Delicious!

  3. Gerald Haiar says:

    Once again Jim has done an almost incomparable job of capturing the essence of a species.

  4. Susan Kritzik says:

    This is a bird I see nearly daily here in No. California. Yet you have captured its beauty in breath-taking detail such as I have never seen before. Thank you, Jim, for sharing your amazing photos with us.

    Susan K.

  5. Elaine says:

    Jim – this little bird is a work of art! So many different colors and so many different expressions – this is the same bird? In one of your profile shots, the face resembles a delicate pine cone. He put on a performance alright. Thanks for giving us front-row seats, Jim!

  6. Leah Clark says:

    I just loved all these photos – you captured so many different angles and showed so many different color schemes. Thank you so much for posting these! and you must have a very good camera…………

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