Today we have a new guy ruling the backyard, as well.
He's a bit of a show-off perhaps, but I think he's a male Anna's hummingbird. Surprisingly, I wasn't seeing any Anna's males last spring when I saw the Anna's females nesting, so it pleases me to see a male now.
He only arrived a day or so ago, but he's definitely made his presence known to the other hummers that frequent our backyard feeders. It's kind of like having mini-Blue Angels practicing aerial maneuvers in the backyard all day long.
And in answer to the age-old question, what's it like to be the King of the Backyard?
It's pretty cool.