Date: 12/25/17 10:13 am From: Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Hummingbirds
I did some yard birding this morning while the kids were still asleep and had a very busy time keeping up with the amount of activity I had. I discovered a few days ago that not only did I have last year's wintering female Costa's again, but last year's wintering male is back again as well! I'd heard him singing twice already and I finally saw him this morning and was able to take lots of photos of both birds, as well as of the other hummingbirds that I currently have (including one funny leucistic Allen's with a white throat). I had both Costa's together in frame a few times but they moved too quickly for me to get photos fast enough. They've suddenly become the dominant species at my feeders, at least this morning, as the female is chasing away anybody that comes near (and before she suddenly got bold, the male was chasing everybody away).