We don't get many Rufous, but we do get a lot of there little cousins, the Allen's. This is the first year I saw a Rufous. They tend to stay nearer the mountains and foothills while I'm closer to the coast. Our year round birds are the Allen's and the Anna's. Thanks for the compliment.
you're most welcome! i also really like how i learn new things about hummingbirds when i receive a reply from you! today i went out again and saw several rufous hummingbirds. two males were vying for the attention of a female, and ended up getting into a bit of a scuffle over her! it was very cool to see!!