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Gourd

Two Anna’s hummingbirds playing with or fighting with each other. One a male, sitting on a treetop, displaying his red helmet and calling a high buzz terminated by an upward blip. The other I couldn’t tell male from female.

The gourd is on a plant I remember seeing crawling all over the barrel after last spring’s rains.

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About Bill McCallum

I was born in Australia and came to the United States to pursue a Ph. D. in mathematics at Harvard University, met my wife, and never went back. I am a professor at the University of Arizona, working in number theory and mathematics education.

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