This adorable tiny hummingbird was at my feeder last night. I wasn’t sure what kind of hummingbird it was but my Merlin Bird ID photo app came to the rescue.
The calliope hummingbird is the smallest bird in North America. It is only about 3″ long and weighs about 1/10th of an ounce and it is the smallest long-distance migrating bird in the world. They travel about 5,000 miles each year along – north along the Pacific coast in the spring and south to their wintering grounds in Mexico along the Rocky Mountains.
I noticed that it was quite aggressive and chased away some of the bigger hummingbirds. I hope to get some better photos of it – these were taking in the evening and it was getting a little too dark for clear shots.