I love birds. I love words. Oh, and plants and fungi too.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Bus Stop Birding
Pure serendipity: waiting for the bus this morning and was accompanied by this Anna's hummingbird. I'm pretty sure it's a juvenile as it lacks much coloration on its head and throat. Plus, the wings extend beyond the tail; in an adult, the tail feathers extend beyond the wing tips.
And it had a pure, naive affect--too young and inexperienced to realize that I was a potential threat. Instead of zipping away upon seeing me, it placidly checked me out.