2020—Thinking About Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds have been on my mind lately for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve been working hard to make my backyard more hummingbird friendly for the Anna’s and Black-chinned Hummingbirds that live here year round. Second, in a few days, I’m heading to Madera Canyon, AZ to photograph hummingbirds there for a week. The species of hummingbirds in southern Arizona are so different from the few species we have in Northern California. One of the most prevalent hummers that I’ve photographed in past years is the Broad-billed Hummingbird. Its gem-like teal and blue feathers in contrast with its orange bill make it a striking bird to see.