Male Calliope at feeder
As I was changing the water in the birdbaths today I saw a male calliope hummingbird come to the feeder (in Poway near Iron Mountain, about 1 mile South of Iron Mountain). It was about 1-2 ft from me, facing me and fed for more than 30 seconds. The area has become really competitive lately with a ton of Anna's and a few Costa's and Allens's trying to feed in the area, but this is the first time I noticed all of them competing for the feeder. I think I was keeping the Dominant Anna's away with the water change which is why the Calliope was able to feed there.
I ran to get my camera but when I got back out it was just Anna's and Costa's. I sat right next to the feeder and the bird came back but it could not land. Me being close was keeping the dominant Anna away from feeding but not away from chasing off other birds.
I setup a gopro and my Panasonic to video the feeder, I hope I get a photo.
The bird was a different shade of green, had magenta streaks down its chin, and was very small. Smaller than an Allen's or a Costa's. It had a bright green forehead.
Not sure whether to report it or not on ebird without a photo, not sure how rare this would be.
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