About a week ago I visited the Naples area in search of a hummingbird and couldn't find it - well, following that day several reports came in and many days in a row after that, making me reconsider to visit the area once again and I am glad that I did.This Broad-billed Hummingbird is usually found in desert canyons and low mountain woodlands on the west coast - it is quite accidental that he landed on our coast.
|I must have been there 10 minutes when this little beauty showed up. This is an adult male and as you can see....|
|he has a mostly red bill and...|
|a blue gorget which compliments nicely with the green belly and green top. The Hummer was seen feeding on Coral Bean flowers - tubular and red - a perfect specimen for this bird.|
|He left for 15 minutes or so and returned to stay for perhaps 5 minutes - at which time he sat and stretched.|
|He was within a tree and quite a bit shaded - the sticks and lack of sunshine made it really tricky for my camera to focus....|
|but hey, that's okay - this photo serves as a great reminder of this specie and the first time that I set my eyes on it. I am grateful for e-bird and the Facebook pages that are dedicated to reporting bird sightings in our area.|