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What a beautiful day today! Pure sunshine, 80 degrees, dry and gorgeous. We stayed close to home to relax and catch up on some work. But I took an opportunity to catch our hummingbird friends in flight, over by the Camp Host's hummingbird feeder. After just five minutes of waiting, this lovely couple showed up.

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These are "Anna's Hummingbirds," which I suspect are the same as the "Costa's Hummingbird" but I haven't checked yet.

Sorry the photo is so grainy. I had to crank the camera up to 1600 ISO (in full sun!) to even catch this much. This was shot at 1/640th of a second, f13. Those little birds are fast! I'll post more photos on the Flickr album later tomorrow.


Hi Rich,

Great shot!

I just looked in my National Audubon Society - Sibley Guide to Birds book and it shows that Anna's Hummingbirds are different than Costa's Hummingbirds. The Anna's is a little bit bigger at 4" where the Costa's is 3.5". Also the adult male Anna's have a red crown and throat where the Costa's has a purple crown and throat.

Aha! Then I would say these are Anna's. I saw a Costa's Hummingbird earlier on the trailer (I think) and it had a dramatic purple crown. Thanks Michelle! Check the Flickr album for photos of what I think is a female Anna's.

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