On Monday, as I was changing out my hummingbird nectar, this beautiful, purple-headed hummingbird flew up within 2 feet of me. I had never seen a hummingbird with such beautiful coloring. It is smaller than the common rufous hummingbird.
I checked in my Merlin Bird ID app and it said it was a Costa’s Hummingbird but said that it is rare in this area. I’m hoping someone can confirm whether or not this is actually a Costa’s Hummingbird.
I hope it sticks around and I can get some better photos of it.