Today while taking out David Tomb from San Francisco for birding I found a
Buff-bellied Hummingbird.  The bird was located inside Fairchild Tropical
Gardens:  10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, Florida.  The park has a
$15.00 admission fee for Adults and is open from 9:30 to 4:30 every day
except December 25.

The bird was located about 300 yards from the park entrance by the Allee and
Overlook the letter J on the park map.  Follow the tram road in about 300
yards until you get next to the Allee and Overlook area across from Pandanus
Lake.  Look for some bright yellow/green tape hanging from a tree on the
right side.  The bird was feeding on the red flowers in this area.  Later
other birders saw the hummer near some white flowering Powder Puff trees to
the southwest of this area.  These trees are about 30 feet tall and are next
to a palm-roofed hut.  The bird was feeding high in these trees and lower
down in the red flowering Firebush tree where it roosted.

Here is one of the photos that I took.

By the way there will be a large Orchid Festival I think starting this
Friday, so it may be a good thing to get there before this if possible.

Larry Manfredi
Homestead, FL.
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