Annie

I finally got a shot of her! I found she doesn’t like to pose for me. A bit skittish.
Annie has been coming to my feeder for about a month now.She has the entire feeder to her self! Annie is a Anna’s Hummingbird and is from California.
I found it strange that a bird would head north to cold Canada during the winter from a warm California? I asked a good friend of mine, who is a leading bird expert (Adrian Dorst) why something so odd like this could happen?
He told me that the birds have been migrating north because of humans planting flowering plants! The more flowers (winter flowering) we plant,the more we encourage them to travel north.
I’d like to throw my 2 cents in. When Hummingbirds go north,I think they realize there is little if no competition for nectar sources!
That means they can relax more.
Still weird if you ask me!

As far as Annie goes,all I know is that she likes my feeder and I’m going to make sure she has some good rich nectar to slurp up!

That Frontal system approached Tofino this afternoon and passed over us at sunset. I anticipated this and headed out to the beach for sunset.
It actually arrived a hour too late. The sun set before we could get any good light. The sky did “go” but not to any great degree.
Tomorrow should be sunny and I plan on going to see my furry friends (the Lions) down the Inlet! I can’t wait to see what they’ve been up to?

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