Category Archives: Birds

Seed Sticks Are For the Birds

IMG_4668.JPGAt the zoo today we paid a buck apiece to feed colorful birds from popsicle sticks. How have I missed this before?!

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Hovering

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20130731-062606.jpgIt has been a long time since my last post. I’ve been trying to figure out what type of hummingbird this is. According to the bird book I received for my birthday, there are very subtle distinctions between those indigenous to this region. Calliope, Costa’s, Anna’s, Rufous…then there are variations between juvenile, subadult, adult, each differing depending on gender. It’s enough to drive a person crazy. But I’m settling on Anna’s, because I need to move on.