Kathleen E. Dunn
Rufous Hummingbird and Bumblebee
Oil on Board
11.5 x 17 inches
The fiery Red-Hot Poker Plant attracts a lot of traffic. Everything from Cedar Waxwings and Orioles to Hummingbirds and insects of all varieties take advantage of this rich source of nectar and pollen. Here a male Rufous Hummingbird has had his meal interrupted by a pushy bee. He leaves a trail of nectar as he backs off to wait for another turn.