The Sacramento area is known for its trees, the Sacramento and the American Rivers, but there is also a lot of wild life. This is in part because the river corridor was kept wide enough not only for the river to flood, but for many animals to wander around.
Here I present a humming bird nest that I found at a home I visited close to the American River College. The house was built in 1955, the same year the College opened.
There are eight species of hummingbirds living in California. (Click on the picture to see the large version when available.)
Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calipte anna)
Black Chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus; rare)
Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope)
Costa’s Hummingbird (Calipte costae; rare)
Roufus Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris; accidental)