Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Anna's Hummingbird

San Diego, CA
Anna's Hummingbird
I was in San Diego yesterday, though I'm not here for birding.  I did, however, take my camera out to the parking lot to see what might be there. There was a hill behind the parking lot with lots of shrubby wonder, and birds were singing.  There were several species there that I don't get to see in FL: California Towhee and Lesser Goldfinch were both lifers for me, and a Western Gull flew over, which I haven't seen since I was a child.  But I think I was most impressed by the pair of Anna's Hummingbirds that were there (which I've only seen once before), very active around the parking lot where there were suitable flowers blooming.  At one point a male perched not too far from me, giving me perhaps my best photos of any hummingbird, let alone this species.  I saw the female (or maybe it was a youngster) several times, but it wasn't nearly as cooperative.  I did get one photo of it sticking its tongue out at me.

San Diego, CA
Anna's Hummingbird
San Diego, CA
Anna's Hummingbird
San Diego, CA
Anna's Hummingbird
San Diego, CA
Anna's Hummingbird

1 comment:

  1. Very crushed! Nice work Scott, you keep wracking 'em up lately : )

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