This hummingbird was sitting in a cherry tree across the street. We usually have Anna’s Hummingbirds living in our yard, but this one has me a bit confused because its red coloring doesn’t appear to cover its entire head. See this post for an example of an adult male’s all-red head.
My guess is that this is a juvenile male that is still developing its red coloring. His chirping sounds like an Anna’s (distinctively raspy), and Anna’s Hummingbirds are known to live here year round. So, despite the weather beginning to change this hummingbird will likely stick around here for the winter. Each of the past couple of years we’ve had a hummingbird hang around the yard. My sons and I watched this one take a drink from some of our garden flowers- hopefully some of the flowers will last a while longer to continue giving this bird something to eat.