I would like to introduce you to one of the littlest residents of Double S Farms.
He is what we call a ‘snowbird’. Now, where we live, a snowbird is a seasonal resident , usually human, who lives in the desert during the winter months.
However, this particular snowbird is a little hummingbird.
I first met him when I was taking pictures of the citrus trees for a future blog post. I was quite close when I noticed him sitting in the lemon tree. Unlike many hummingbirds, he was perfectly content to sit still and have his picture taken.
On another visit to Double S Farms, I saw him perched at the top of the Almond tree.
This is his favorite place to perch, probably because the Almond tree is the tallest tree and he can see the surrounding farms all around him.
Although Costa’s Hummingbirds are year-round residents in our area, this particular one left for the summer, but came back in the fall.
Now every time I visit Double S Farms, I go out of my way to look for my little friend.
*On another note, I will soon be introducing you to “The Refuge” and it’s garden, surrounding beauty and the residents.