Posts Tagged ‘Hummingbird’

The Shiny Yellow Hummingbirds of Golden Gate Park

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

They’re all over the places these days:

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So shiny!

The Laziest Hummingbird in Golden Gate Park

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

So lazy!

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Lively up yourself, Mon.

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!”)