Spotted this beautiful little lady rufous hummingbird preparing to take flight in my backyard last summer. They are slowly starting to get used to me being around them, and she let me get really close before she decided to lift off. The Rufous Hummingbird is a small hummingbird, about 8 cm long with a long, straight and very slender bill. The female is slightly larger than the male.
Taken near Winlock, Washington (USA)
Nikon D300 ~80-400mm lens
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