Hummingbird with the Amethyst Throat

December 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm (Bird photography, Birds - California, California, Nature, Nature photography, Photography, Southwest Birds) (, , )

Male Costa's Hummingbird closeup

Male Costa’s Hummingbird closeup

The male Costa’s hummingbird also has a violet crown. ┬áThis little beauty was seen sitting on a blooming bladderpod bush in California’s Morongo Valley last week.

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He was the second Costa’s seen on the Christmas Bird Count. ┬áSince the first was at a bladderpod, when I saw another in bloom I hunted for another flying jewel. Read the rest of this entry »

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