I just saw what I am certain was an Anna's Hummingbird! They are very noisy little characters, and I actually pished (well, I imitated his squeaky sucking noises with my lips/teeth) and conversed with him! He DEFINITELY had a red forehead, and Peterson's says that Anna's is the only US hummer with a red crown. LIFER! He allowed me to get pretty close--it would've been so easy to get a pic, and I wish I could say I had a pic, but I didn't have my camera with me, as I was walking back from submitting my application at Starbuck's (of all places). Hey--I can't afford to be choosy! I've applied other places too!
Still, I've seen hummers at this little spot, right at the entrance to my little neighborhood, a bunch of times, so I'm determined to get a pic soon. Now that I'm such the expert pisher and all.**
**Susan and Laura are NOT allowed to comment on my former belief that pishing meant you just said "pish... pish... pish..." over and over again into the trees. Shut up! How was I to know just from reading about it in the books!? If it's really "psh-psh-psh-psh" then why isn't it spelled like that?!