|Anna's Hummingbird, Zoro Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA; 6/15/2011.|
|The same Anna's Hummingbird in Zoro Garden Balboa Park, San Diego, CA; 6/15/2011.|
|The same Anna's Hummingbird feeding on flowers ina garden in Zoro Garden.|
|The Anna's Hummingbird showing off its brilliant red crown and throat.|
The brilliant red throat and crown lit up in the sunlight, and I knew it wasn't a Black-chinned, nor could it be a Ruby-throat which isn't found west of the plains states. Later upon researching my bird guides, I deduced that it must be an Anna's Hummingbird, which is the only southern Californian hummingbird which would sport both a red throat and red crown. Thus it became #304 on my Life List.
Sunset of the Day
|A Maui sunset, Lahaina, Hawaii; 7/13/2008.|