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Anna’s Hummingbird standing guard

A good morning for birds. There was a flock of Black-tailed Gnatcatchers as I went down, and a beautiful Red-tailed Hawk, perched on the tall pole next to the eucalyptus on the eastern ridge. He glided to the tree while I was watching, showing red-tail and juvenile underwing plumage.

The hummingbird was in his usual place on the acacia where the channel of the wash jogs to the east. I wonder if it’s the same one every year.

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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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