Posts Tagged ‘Hummingbird’

Birds vs. Spiders, the Never-Ending Battle: Hummingbird in Alamo Square, Scrub Jay in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Ouch:

And in Golden Gate Park:

And leave us not forget, the Bohemian Club in Union Square.

The Carnivorous Hummingbirds of Golden Gate Park

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Of course, hummingbirds get a lot of nectar in their diets, but they need a little more than that. So they’re always on the lookout for tiny flying bugs.

As a supplement. As here, where a fast acting hummer goes after a winged insect just passing by.

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The Long-Tongued Hummingbirds of Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

This little Allen’s hummingbird (Selasphorus sasinresides in the San Francisco Botanical Garden (nee Strybing Arboretum) in Golden Gate Park. He’s just like this little guy, but the one below really likes to stick out his tongue.

Up to twelve times a second. See?

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The Cute Allen’s Hummingbirds of Golden Gate Park

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

This little Allen’s hummingbird (Selasphorus sasinresides in the San Francisco Botanical Garden (nee Strybing Arboretum) in Golden Gate Park.

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What with the green back and rusty coloring it could be a Rufous Hummingbird, but I wouldn’t know the difference.

Oh well.

The Hungry Baby Hummingbirds of Golden Gate Park

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

This little hummingbird seemed a bit hungry as he clucked for his food as he perched on a tree limb inside of the San Francisco Botanical Garden (nee Strybing Arboretum) in Golden Gate Park.

Poor little feller.

The Lazy Allen’s Hummingbirds of Golden Gate Park’s Botanical Garden

Friday, February 6th, 2009

This tiny Allen’s Hummingbird at the Mexican Garden of the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park didn’t see the necessity for unnecessary hovering.

Just stick your tongue up there and num, num, num.

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The Hummingbirds of San Francisco Don’t Wait for Spring

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

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
Cost:                  FREE

Happy Holidays from SFCitizen

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

This is about as Christmas-sy as it gets around here, a little red, a little green, with a Strybing Arboretum hummingbird thrown in.

Say, have you heard about the bird?

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And now a word from our sponsor, which keeps the San Francisco Botanical Garden going, year after year.

“Help the garden continue thriving and providing habitat for many wonderful birds by giving to our end of year, Keep the Garden Thriving Challenge, or by becoming a member, or by volunteering! http://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/

O.K. then. Happy Holidays!

(“Again, again, I love repetition!”)

The San Francisco Botanical Garden Would Like You to Drop By

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Sure, why not drop by San Francisco Botanical Garden (nee Strybing Arboretum) over in Golden Gate Park? Even in late Autumn, there’s still lots of color around, as this Anna’s Hummingbird shows us.

Check out the Garden’s monthly schedule below.

See you there!

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SAN FRANCISCO BOTANICAL GARDEN SOCIETY PRESENTS
GUIDED WALKS & GARDEN TOURS NOV. 2008
SAN FRANCISCO BOTANICAL GARDEN AT STRYBING ARBORETUM
GOLDEN GATE PARK, SAN FRANCISCO

DAILY DOCENT-LED TOURS
Free docent-led tours depart from the Garden Bookstore (near the Main Gate) every day and from the Friend Gate (north entrance) every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Groups of 10 or more can call ahead to reserve special-focus tours.
When:        Tours from the Garden Bookstore:
                   1:30pm, Monday – Friday
                   10:30am & 1:30pm, Saturday & Sunday
                  Tours from the Friend Gate:
                   2pm, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday   
Cost:          FREE

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME & FAMILY WALKS
Join a docent-led Family Walk on the first and third SUNDAY of the month following Children’s Story Time in the Library. Kids and their families can dig into great garden stories, then venture out on a special tour of the Botanical Garden.
When:        Story Time begins at 10:30am
                   Family Walk follows at 11:00am
                   Sundays, November 2 and 16, 2008
Cost:          FREE

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, November 1, 2008
Cost:          FREE

MONTHLY BIRDING WALKS
Bring your binoculars and head off on a special guided Birding Walk, co-sponsored by SF Botanical Garden Society and the Audubon Society. Species from hummingbirds to hawks have been spotted!  Meet 15 minutes before tour at the Garden Bookstore near the Main Gate on the first SUNDAY of every month.
When:        8–11am, Sunday, November 2, 2008
Cost:          FREE
 
FOR ALL TOURS:
Information: 415/661-1316 or www.sfbotanicalgarden.org 

Location:   San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
                  Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco

The Rarest Passion Flower in the World Lives in Golden Gate Park.

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

This is the scene these days at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens (aka Strybing Arboretum). Can you see? It’s Passiflora parritae, the rarest passion flower in the world.

You can spot these vivid orange buds hanging off a Clethra suaveolenstree just south of the Chile area of Strybing.   

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A closer view:

This is the only animal that can pollinate this particular flower – Ensifera ensifera,the sword-billed hummingbird. But you won’t see this South American bird at Strybing.

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Passiflora parritae might not be long for the world. You should try to notice it the next time you visit Golden Gate Park.