Anna Hummer in Ferndale, Humboldt County, California
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.