She was guarding the nest she'd built in an aloe vera plant, on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Click, click, click! I heard her warning calls, long before I saw her. But as we approached, she settled into this watchful, elegant post. How cool–how magical–is that? Call me woo-woo if you will, but I'm seeing this as a harbinger of good things to come.
Anna's Hummingbird at sunset, on the first night of 2014