Allen’s Hummingbird Female & Fledgling

Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) female in flight approaching fledgling for feeding, Rancho Bernardo, California. July 2020.

I hope hummingbirds read Wikipedia - because according to the information there, this must be a Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin). Wikipedia also says that the females are extremely difficult to differentiate from Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufous) - except for the range! Since we're here in San Diego, and a chick/fledgling would indicate "breeding", this must … Continue reading Allen’s Hummingbird Female & Fledgling

Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata) – A Trophy

Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata) in Buckwheat, Poway, California. March 2019.

Photographers chase trophies, there's no denying it. I don't chase landscape/scenery trophies (as I've outlined in my "Farewell Flickr, Farewell Instagram" article, in the section "Icons and Sunsets"), but when it comes to flowers and plants, I'm definitely a trophy hunter*. 🙂 With birds, a little bit less so - I care about the "regulars" … Continue reading Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata) – A Trophy