Saturday/ going for the gold

I took these pictures on Thursday, when there was a break in the rain.
These are Anna’s hummingbirds (Calypte anna), medium-sized as hummingbirds go.


After they were done with the mahonia’s flowers, the little birds sat on the power cables that run into my house for a long time.

Their feathers are mostly green and gray. The male’s head and throat have feathers that light up in a stunning iridescent reddish-pink when the light strikes it at just the right angle.

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