Pacific Beach – Broad-billed Hummingbird, 01 October 2020
The hummingbird gods looked down on me this evening! After many months of refilling an array of hummingbird feeders I was standing next to them this evening when an immature male BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD appeared right in front of me! Flicking its larger dark tail, and looking mostly all dark, had me transfixed immediately! I was actually carrying my camera, as you do, and got some OK photos. It returned about every 5-10 minutes from first sighting at 5:43pm until dusk and after repositioning myself for better lighting I got some nice photos. It was not particularly afraid of the other hummingbirds, a rowdy bunch, and allowed a quite close approach.
Photos on eBird checklist here https://ebird.org/checklist/S74303360
If anyone wants to take a look for it I will be checking early in the morning and can let you know. Drop me an email offline. Bringing a mask and standing space in the back garden would be OK with us through a side gate.
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