I got infinitely better shots today. I got there when the marine layer was still in, which helped a lot. I would say early morning in those conditions or last possible light in the day would be best. They lock the gates at 5.
No, I didn't find the leucistic Anna's Hummer. I did look for him again. The shots I saw from last week were painful to look at, frankly.
I did see 2 juvie Cooper's Hawks, which please me because I olny saw one fledgling on June 14th. I also only saw one parent (who gave me a warning), so I thought perhaps the other parent was with the other baby. I really did think I saw 2 in the nest. Confirmation?
Oh, and here's the location! Head east from the offices and turn right on the wide path that spans the arboretum. After the picnic bench keep going until you reach the next left you can take and head east. Look for the collibah tree with the plaque. I left a white chair across from the low grevillea. He loves to sit in the coolibah "Waltzing Mathilda" tree. Someone PLEASE help me get that song out of my head! A woman read the plaque under the tree yesterday and began singing it. Help! He can keep an eye on his domain from there. The collibah is a type of eucalyptus. He will dive from there if a hummer approaches "HIS" low-growing grevillea, which is on the next path to the east. He also will perch in the growth behind the grevillea in the shadows and attack if an intruder tries to sip from HIS nectar. He sure acts like a Rufous. Oops - is that species profiling?