Slightly smaller than the Anna's that visited the feeder just before it, and noticeably larger than the Calliope that came right after it. The bird in the photos is in the shade.
Small hummingbird, smaller than Anna's and Allen's, both of which visited the feeder immediately before the Calliope. No red was visible, but that is probably due to the light angle. The bird in the photo is in the shade.
Shrub 6' high x 4' wide. Trefoil compound leaves in a whorled arrangement on stem. Small yellow flowers.
Purple flower about the size of a quarter, growing in a shaded area. (I can provide additional photos if necessary.)
Photo of male.
This bird was too far out of the normal range of my small digital camera, thus this photo is the best I could do.
Observed one "tangling" in flight with a Lorquin's Admiral (one photo shows both species).
They're looking a little beat up.
Sorry for the (slightly) fuzzy photo.
Photo is of a male.
This species seems to rarely land; so I was pleasantly surprised to get this shot.
I found what appeared to be 2 different variants in Tilden Park yesterday (see attached photos). The grayer form is likely the Spring brood (emerges March-May), while the buff-colored form may be the summer brood (emerges May-June) (see Art Shapiro's Butterfly Site). These broods overlap. The warm weather is pushing everything through rapidly.
Seen at Thai Temple on Russell Street, Berkeley, CA
Juvenile getting fed by parent with seeds from my feeder. Very early in season to see a juvenile big enough to fly. Cool.