Last week I had the opportunity to visit my friend, Celeste. She lives near the Catalina Mountains and her yard is like a nature preserve. One of her native birds is the Broad-billed Hummingbird. It is one of the most colorful hummingbird species we have here in Tucson. When you look at the bird from below you can see the broad base to the bill for which the beauty is named. While the female is not as colorful, both the male and the female have a deeply notched blue tail that is pumped while the bird is hovering.
Celeste affectionately named her yard bird Twigman. While I was there I was able to get some excellent shots of this most beautiful bird. Here a just a few of them!
Note: It was a sunny and windy day here today so I stayed inside all day. I worked on my Sycamore Canyon blog and processed over 300 photos. I will get back to the story of Chris and my adventures soon!