Anna's Hummingbird with pigment issue; pink bill


Susan Greef
 

Hello all,

My birding friend Chris Carmichael invited me to a private home in Berkeley this weekend to see an unusual hummingbird he had spotted; a female with a very pink bill.  While enjoying watching her beginning her nest building, we speculated on what might be going on with the bill color.

My pictures got the attention of Sheri Williamson, ABA's go-to person for all things Hummingbird.  She identified it as an Anna's with an interesting pigment issue.  As this bird is residing in a private home, location cannot be divulged but here are a few of my photos out of interest:  


Susan Greef, Berkeley