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Anna Hummer in Ferndale, Humboldt County, California

Charlotte M. Wilder
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
15
Issue: 
3 (May-June)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1913
Pages: 
129

Anna Hummer in Ferndale, Humboldt County, California.

From October 15 to about the middle of November I was interested to note the almost daily appearance in my garden of an adult male Anna Hummingbird (Calypte anna). He came many times to a fuchsia within four feet of my post of observation, and hovered fearlessly over the bright flowers.

Late in October, a neighbor living in the next block asked me to name a green and gray hummingbird larger than the “red one” (Rufous), with throat of magenta, which was then visiting her garden frequently. Her description would seem to confirm my observation.

I have known Calypte anna intimately for twenty-five years, in southern California, so there was no possibility of mistaken identification.

CHARLOTTE M. WILDER

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