Hummingbird, Other Species Sighted
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Date: 04/22/2021

Number: 1

My wife told me that earlier today she had seen what she believed to be a Rufous Hummingbird sitting on our feeder. She said he looked exhausted, with ruffled feathers, sitting with his beak open, looking like he was panting. Typically, we get a visit from a Rufous once, maybe twice a year as he passes through on his migration route. So I grabbed my camera to have it ready in case he returned. I pointed it at my hummingbird feeder to focus, and as I looked through the viewfinder, a hummingbird appeared -- our first Black-chinned Hummingbird of the season! Not a great shot, but it documents our first sighting of the year. :D

Rancho Cordova, CA

Latitude: 38.6 Longitude: -121.3

Observed by: Ray
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