Anna’s Hummingbird standing guard

A good morning for birds. There was a flock of Black-tailed Gnatcatchers as I went down, and a beautiful Red-tailed Hawk, perched on the tall pole next to the eucalyptus on the eastern ridge. He glided to the tree while I was watching, showing red-tail and juvenile underwing plumage.

The hummingbird was in his usual place on the acacia where the channel of the wash jogs to the east. I wonder if it’s the same one every year.


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