this is not my photo, but this looks JUST like the hummer I saw the other day and almost mistook it for a small bird (til I saw it's long hummer bill, etc.)
what type of hummer is this?
I think it is a rufous.
It's a little early, but it says here they winter, in small numbers, in the Gulf & SoCal coastal areas.
Here is a link that might be useful: Rufous
Yes , a rufous, wintering in canada extreme northwest US. and have been spotted on rare occasions in states where they shouldnt be.
I think you mean they nest in Canada and extreme northwest US. This animated map is pretty cool and shows where they nest and where they winter in the US.
Here is a link that might be useful: Rufous-type hummingbirds
I saw/heard one just the other day, so they are making there way down the coast. When we were in Alaska 2 years ago, I was happy to have seen one there as well.
They are fiesty little ones ")
Taken this past February on their way up the coast.