This Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) was seen high above Golden Gate Park preparing for a display dive to impress the girls. These critters can start building nests during Christmastime, so keep a look out.
And this is the one species of hummingbird that can do tail chirps, as was revealed by UC Berkeley researchers last year. So keep an ear out as well.
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See animals such as this and others as well every first Saturday of the months at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens during the Birding Walk:
MONTHLY BIRDING FOR EVERYONE
This Birding Walk is especially designed for kids, age 7 and older, and their families, and focuses on the birds and flowers throughout the Garden. Participants are encouraged to bring a pencil and binoculars. Species from hummingbirds to hawks have been spotted! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Garden Bookstore near the Main Gate on the first SATURDAY of every month.
Co-sponsored by SF Botanical Garden Society, San Francisco Nature Education, and the Golden Gate Audubon Society.
When: 10am–12pm, Saturday, January 3, 2009