Daily Postcard: Hummingbird Sips Nectar From Zinnia

Daily Postcard: A Rufous Hummingbird sipping nectar from a Zinnia bloom recently in the yard of a residence on Barranca Mesa. Rufous Hummingbirds have the hummingbird gift for fast, darting flight and pinpoint maneuverability. They are pugnacious birds that tirelessly chase away other hummingbirds, even in places they’re only visiting on migration. Like other hummers, they eat insects, taking them from spider webs or catching them in midair. Source: allaboutbirds.com. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan