Anna's Hummingbird Feeding by Little Kern River

This female Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) fed on wild honeysuckle intermittently for 15 minutes as I ate lunch at the stock bridge across the Little Kern River.
Note the flower visible through the beating wings.

My thanks to lcarreau for identifying the species.


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Noondueler - Jun 2, 2010 1:17 am - Voted 10/10

Nice one.

Man, their wings move so fast, like a bee! Gives them that quick dart-hovercraft quality.


mrchad9 - Jun 2, 2010 11:29 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice one.

Thank you. Yes, I've always enjoyed watching them, used to have a feeder outside my office. But this is the first time I've managed to get a photo of one out in the wild.


lcarreau - Jun 2, 2010 7:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice one.

Hummingbirds are attracted to a wide variety of flowers.

Those blooms resemble wild honeysuckles.

From this angle, that's an "Anna's Hummingbird."


mrchad9 - Jun 2, 2010 7:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice one.

Perfect Larry! I checked my other photos and they seem consistant with others online. Thanks so much!

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