Steve Smith and I went up to Mt Abel, Los Padres NF, on Wed Jun 17. Along a turnout near the top we found what appears to be a melanistic hummingbird. It did not appear to be small enough to be a Calliope. Any thoughts on what it could be?
I posted a photo of it taken by Steve in the Hummingbird folder in the photo section. It can be viewed temporarily in the new photos section.
Also found a Brown Creeper in the campground on top of the mountain.
Regards, Al Borodayko