Every winter when the weather turns cold for the first time in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Anna’s hummingbirds come down to stay in the lower elevation areas where the weather is milder. I photographed this flashy little male Anna’s hummingbird in a winter bare peach tree. I like that you can see pollen on its beak from a recent flower that it visited.
We came across this awesome hummingbird on her nest yesterday. Although her tree hasn’t leafed out yet, she was quite well camouflaged with the surrounding bark. It’s nice to see spring starting.
Because of the mild winter in California this year, we have had quite a few hummingbirds come to our area early. I believe this little one is a female Costa’s Hummingbird.