Around my grandmothers house I have seen many beautiful birds.
I have seen and heard the Mourning Dove and their beautiful song, and a neighbor has a regular nesting couple, and some dud eggs along with prayer.
I have seen Anna's hummingbird, which is very similar to the Ruby-Throated hummingbird, only a little more magenta with some of the beautiful plumage on their head as well.
More recently (In November) I have seen a single Western Bluebird while walking my grandma's dog. I followed the bird around for a bit until he tired of me and flew off. I never saw a bluebird before then, and haven't heard of many around here to begin with. That sense of wonder that happens when you look up to see a beauty like that, so many miss.
What birds have you seen in California? Any good stories to tell?
Keep your eyes peeled!