Daily Archives: March 8, 2014

Calliope Hummingbird 3-8-14

Calliope Hummingbird

 

Calliope Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

This bird was not on my radar. Usually seen along the coast in small numbers from mid-april through early May, I was not expecting this small hummingbird at all. Better, this is a very early date for this species.  They do not spend the winter in any place close.  Paul Lehman told me that they are seen at feeders in the Imperial Valley, so an individual at Jacumba is not amazingly unusual.

 

Calliope Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Last week I had a black-chinned hummingbird at my feeder, another very early hummer.

Some other decent birds seen in the last couple of days.

Female Scott's Oriole

Female Scott’s Oriole

Scott's Oriole - adult male

Scott’s Oriole – adult male

 

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

 

Vermilion Flycatcher

Vermilion Flycatcher

 

Vermilion Flycatcher

Vermilion Flycatcher

 

Tricolored Blackbird

Tricolored Blackbird

 

Sagebrush Lizard

Sagebrush Lizard