Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Costa's Hummingbird on Ocotillo

Costa's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird. Anza-Borrego Desert, California. January 26, 2014. Greg Gillson.
This tiny hummingbird is a resident in the deserts of the SW US, Baja, and Sonora, Mexico.

The Ocotillo is an interesting plant. After a rain it grows leaves (as above) that last only a month before dropping off until the next rain. It has a flaming red flower on the end of each stalk. See my previous post about desert cacti and plants including the Ocotillo.