It's been a typical nice quiet opening day with 3 cars this morning and 3 this afternoon. Everyone saw hummingbirds, including some nice chases - and the resident adult male is still around, though some of the juveniles are taking over part of his territory.
Here's a slo mo (8X) clip of a juvie feeding at Salvia guarantica (anise sage; ***). The most widely available version of this is "Black-and-Blue", which has black calyces at the flower base. However I prefer (though the birds don't) the regular species, with green calyces. Note the straight white band at the tip of the hummer's tail; the adult male has a forked tail and no white tip.
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