Anna's Hummingbird

20 Mar 19

This lovely shot of an Anna’s hummingbird working the Pride of Madeira (Echium) plant on the southwest side of the park is by Susan Black, a long-time park visitor and photographer.

19 Mar 19
Sea Breeze Snippits

Our weather’s been so springlike that folks in Waldport had shorts on today, even the ones who aren’t mail carriers!  We reached 78 degrees today.  Very unusual.  Very nice!  We’ll take it!  Not only was it warm but the ocean was very calm, which is good for whale watching.  We put our chairs out on […]

19 Mar 19
Wait, so what?

My first word was, “Bird.” I’m told my dad was holding me in front of the window at our little house in Coburg and I said it clearly to him, gesturing toward a flying body. Now I have two bird feeders outside my window. The first one I got was a hummingbird feeder, a little […]

18 Mar 19

This Anna’s Hummingbird chose a high perch on a bush and turned its back to the brisk westerly breeze. The location is on the southern edge of the forested grove on the west side of the park.

17 Mar 19
Towheeblog

“I looked in my heart while the wild swans went over. And what did I see that I had not seen before? Only a question less or a question more; Nothing to match the flight of the wild bird flying. Tiresome heart, forever living and dying, House without air, I leave you and lock your […]

17 Mar 19
namericanbirds

It is here again people! March is here and so comes one of our site’s biggest events, Migration Madness! All you have to do is go on our page on Facebook and vote for your favorite bird. Who is going to be the grand winner this year? The infamous three-time winner the Mountain Bluebird or […]

16 Mar 19
PajaroNerds

Hiller Highlands Oakland Mar 16, 2019 7:37 AM Stationary 43 Minutes All birds reported? Yes Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.8.2 Build 15 5 Mourning Dove 2 Anna’s Hummingbird 1 Steller’s Jay 1 California Scrub-Jay 1 Violet-green Swallow 2 Oak Titmouse 1 American Robin 22 Cedar Waxwing 8 House Finch 9 Lesser Goldfinch […]

16 Mar 19
PajaroNerds

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve Mar 15, 2019 5:00 PM Traveling 3.00 miles 155 Minutes All birds reported? Yes Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.8.2 Build 15 4 Mourning Dove 6 White-throated Swift 10 Anna’s Hummingbird 1 Rufous Hummingbird 2 Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird 4 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Great Horned Owl 1 Red-breasted Sapsucker 2 Acorn […]

16 Mar 19
PajaroNerds

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve Mar 15, 2019 5:00 PM Traveling 3.00 miles 155 Minutes All birds reported? Yes Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.8.2 Build 15 4 Mourning Dove 6 White-throated Swift 10 Anna’s Hummingbird 1 Rufous Hummingbird 2 Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird 4 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Great Horned Owl 1 Red-breasted Sapsucker 2 Acorn […]

15 Mar 19
Birding Outpost

Along with being colorful, Hummingbirds are especially amazing.

15 Mar 19
KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog

No snow now, but the Anna’s hummingbirds were guarding the feeder most of the time when it was cold, especially when I would thaw it. One especially cold hungry day, it dive bombed me when I went to wrap a warm towel around the feeder to warm it up. Fierce little birds! But it also […]

15 Mar 19
San on the Lam

Wednesday, 14 September 2011. We had a very good night in our cosy cabin at Canyon Wren. Unfortunately, I’d started to come down with a bad cold, and was feeling a bit sorry for myself. Breakfast at this B&B is generally served buffet-style, at tables up at the main house, where you can sit drinking […]

14 Mar 19
Andrew Erickson

I took out an audio recording device from the UVic library. Unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of the device but above is a photo of a similar device. My plan was to take this to a Rocky Point Bird Observatory meet up. There is a group at Rocky Point that are researching Anna’s Hummingbirds. […]

14 Mar 19
Andrew Erickson

Nick Henry and I will be recording a podcast and the schedule is set. The podcast name will be The Amateur Naturalist. We will be starting the podcast discussing the 13 moons. Nick will be our expert in that area and I’ll be asking questions, as I’m genuinely interested, and adding a few fun facts. […]

14 Mar 19
Delta Nats Casual Birding / Delta Naturalists Society

A large group of 35, including several Newbies, participated in our quarterly Birds on the Bay outing in Boundary Bay Regional Park on Wednesday. It was a bit overcast, but a very pleasant walk in the park with lots of waterfowl and a few neat sightings. Check out the photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr […]

13 Mar 19
...andtime

Last week I wrote about the idea of becoming that which you long for. If you long for home, become “home.” If you long for seeing the world, become a seer. Even so, while we become, we know we will also “un-become.” We will die; even our planet will eventually die. And yet right now, […]

13 Mar 19
blairbirding

Here in Washington, we are so fortunate to live in a beautiful state with diverse habitats where birding opportunities are everywhere and the birds are plentiful and varied.  As February came to a close, I had recently returned from the trip to the Okanogan area which was the subject of my previous blog post.  Earlier, […]