Daily Archives: March 23, 2014

Migrants Arrive in Force 3/23/14

Costa's Hummingbird

Costa’s Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird


Anna's Hummingbird

Anna’s Hummingbird


Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Besides the Calliope Hummingbird that showed up on March 8, I’ve had Rufous, Allen’s Costa’s and a few Black-chinned Hummingbirds at the feeders in my backyard. This represents all of the species that we usually get in San Diego County.  Rare but possible is the Broad-billed Hummingbird from Arizona.   Long shots are the Lucifer or Magnificent Hummingbirds.  The reader may navigate to my SmugMug account and navigate to my hummingbird gallery.

Link to Hummers and SE Arizona Birds

Hooded Oriole - female

Hooded Oriole – female


Bullock's Oriole - adult male

Bullock’s Oriole – adult male

Bullock's Oriole - female

Bullock’s Oriole – female

Hooded Oriole - first summer male

Hooded Oriole – first summer male

Scott's Oriole - female

Scott’s Oriole – female

Scott's Oriole - adult male

Scott’s Oriole – adult male

Hooded Orioles - adult males

Hooded Orioles – adult males

This week I’ve had a constant parade of orioles – hooded and Bullock’s migrants as well as the resident Scott’s – visiting my orange and hummingbird feeders.  Almost like Madera Canyon in SE Arizona.