Date: 3/10/17 9:29 am From: Chris Johnson <ryanjohnson77...> [south-bay-birds] <south-bay-birds-noreply...> Subject: [SBB] Misc Ed Levin
This morning I visited the magic tree at Ed Levin and after 20 minutes was able to get on quite a few Selasphorus Hummers. One or two had all rufous backs with nice bright red gorgets (Rufous). Another was a female/immature type with an all green back and no gorget (probable Allens). And another had a green upper back and a rufous lower back/rump and tail (probable Allens). My sense is there were more than 4 in total, but unless birds have features that separate them from the others, it's pretty much impossible to avoid undercounting. As usual, morning is key for the hummers here since the wind tends to pick up most afternoons.
Two red-breasted sapsuckers, a juvenile Cooper's Hawk, and a very warm and active spring morning made for a nice visit.