Sure enough, less than 15 minutes after we had taken seats with a view of the feeder, the subject arrived, took a few sips, and departed. If all birds could be so close to home and cooperative!
It did return after a short while and I managed a couple of photos that do not really do the bird justice. As for field marks, it does show the white area along the side of the neck towards the back of the eye, and wings that project at least as far as the end of the tail. Below I include one of my better shots of a Costa's Hummingbird from a couple of years ago.
Costa's Hummingbird Nov 2012 Palm Desert Ca
After the addition of today's 1 species, the year's total stands at 165.
Today I rode 2.7 miles