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Flying Jewels
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In French, Portuguese or Ancient Mayan ... here are but only a few of this tiny gem's many colorful names.

Exclusive to the western hemisphere, the hummingbird is one of Nature's most exquisite creations. It has inspired man from many cultures to bestow upon it a name that would evoke beauty unmatched by precious jewels, the amazement of fireworks exploding in the sky, the awe of a rainy day rainbow, and a sense of power most reserved for a mighty waterfall. All personified in the tiniest of birds weighing no more than an American penny.

Attracting and feeding hummingbirds did start out as a hobby for us.  But, over the years it has turned into an unmistakable passion for these unique and magical
"flying jewels."

Here in Southern California, we have seen up to 6 different species visit our feeders.

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
Black-Chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)
Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)
Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
Calliope Hummingbird (Stellula calliope)

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