52 Birds: Lucifer Hummingbird

This week's bird illustration ended up being a real struggle for me.  I almost ended up not even sharing it, but decided to stick with it since this is a weekly project.  And, happily, after a few adjustments, I'm actually quite happy with it.  Maybe there will be a mini series of hummingbirds for the next few weeks of 52 Birds, we shall see!

For this week, here's the lucifer hummingbird, which isn't all that common anywhere in the US.  It's seen rarely in southern parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, and is most abundant in Mexico.