I have a label “Cock-of-the-Rock”, a name which I borrowed from the flamboyant bird of the Andes Mountains. I met one in an aviary in the San Diego Zoo some thirty years ago. I was so impressed with his boisterous personality that he certainly left an indelible impression on me. So every once in a while I will be reminded of this bird while editing a photo. These birds are certainly impressive in their own ways. In such cases, I label them as Cocks-of-the-Rock.
In the Palm Springs desert, this Costa’s Hummingbird has earned a posting with the coveted label.
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