Hummingbird on her nest

A hum­ming­bird nesting.

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HummingbirdHummingbirdLeft and right: A female hum­ming­bird keeps her eggs pro­tect­ed and warm in the breezy canyon-floor of Coach­whip Canyon.  She could be either an Anna’s or a Costa’s hum­ming­bird, as the females of each of these species can be dif­fi­cult to tell apart.

 Pho­tos by Bar­bara Swan­son