This is a photo of a deceased ceanothus that is a favorite hangout of the hummers. Click on it for a larger view. How many hummers can you count on or around the bush (not counting the feeders)? No cheating now, the photo below has all the birds circled that I could find.
I could only find 42!
Below is a photo of the old timer that I saw this morning. This afternoon he was guarding his feeder like nobody's business. Any one got close and he would chase them away. He looks like he's seen better days but he is holding his ground (air space?). I'll keep an eye out for him over the next few months to see how he is doing. Since he is an Anna's, I don't expect him to leave for the winter.