We had a really nice June, falling only a couple of days short of tying a record for most consecutive days under 100 degrees. Things are heating up now!
Yesterday was a wild day around the hummingbird feeders. The Boss, who I have decided is a Broad-Tail male, was roosting on the chain and chasing all the other hummingbirds away when they came up for a drink. This went on for several minutes. He was quite vocal about it, too. LISTEN.
This morning, I saw one of the other hummingbirds coming up for a drink just before the heat of the day set in. I decided to take the camera and see if I could get some pictures. I was able to get a few good shots that have helped me identify what I believe is a Costa's male. I had suspected this because of his flared neck feathers but hadn't been able to see the purple coloring until it was caught by the camera flash.