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December 22, 2007

Hummingbird spotting…

Filed under: Gardening,Nature watch — Jocko @ 2:39 pm

Today I saw 3, and maybe there were more, Anna’s Hummingbirds feeding on winter blooming evergreen shrubs in my front yard.  The male has a bright rose coloured head and throat, the female an emerald irridecent back and spotting on the throat.   Apparently this species resides from northern Mexico and Arizona as far north as southern Oregon year round without migration but can shift their range to local areas with more food when necessary.  Has climate change allowed this southerly species to move north?

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  1. Next thing you know you’ll have javan tigers and african elephants! Pender Island looks amazing–I’ll have to visit. Thanks for writing to me. XO Jesse

    Comment by jesse archer — December 30, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

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