We had an explosion in the numbers of hummingbirds in our yard today. Four
species were visiting our feeders at some point or other during the day:
Black-chinned male and female, Calliope male and female. Anna's female, and
Rufous male and female. Rufous hummingbird is the largest surprise for this
time of year. The male of course is unmistakable. If any of my photos are
any good, I'll try again to post some photos of the uncommon species, taken
after I got home from work this evening.
Also of possible interest, our outdoor barbeque has been taken over by a
family of Bewick's Wrens. Yesterday Gisela peaked inside and saw five tiny
eggs. This afternoon she said that the adults are making a lot of trips
so perhaps one or more egg has hatched. We obviously won't use this grill
to barbeque a Memorial Day feast!
Mogul is 7 miles west of downtown Reno.