Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version Share this
By Miriam Raftery
February 14, 2020 (Flinn Springs) – Wildlife biologist and photographer Renee Owens caught these two beautiful hummingbird images in her backyard in Flinn Springs. The first is Costa’s hummingbird, the other is a Rufous hummingbird.

Error message

Support community news in the public interest! As nonprofit news, we rely on donations from the public to fund our reporting -- not special interests. Please donate to sustain East County Magazine's local reporting and/or wildfire alerts at to help us keep people safe and informed across our region.



I started with one plant and now have many more -- "volunteers." I just transplanted two of them, which usually doesn't work, but they're hanging in there. We've had a lot of rain out in far-east county.

The Birds

I have the same plant in my yard. It sends out shoots with small flowers that attracts humming birds. I also have a feeder hanging on my porch.