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Some backyard hummers...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by galladanb, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Gosh. After looking at the other hummers here and some of the amazing bird shots here, I almost feel too intimated to post my attempts at our amazing little backyard hummers...

    This first one is, I think, a young finch trying to get at the goodies, and a hummer in the holding pattern!

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    I just love how iridescent green these little guys are!

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    And a Ruby Throated Hummer!

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    And a regular one, just hanging around!

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  2. I don't know what to say here...

    38 views and not 1 comment?

    Did I make soemone mad or do something wrong?

    I don't bite ya know... or did you think I would?

    Nobody has any advice? comments or critisism's???
  3. Nice captures. #2 is the best and it looks liks it's a female
  4. Thx, Hide...

    Is there a way for me to tell if it's a guy or a girl?

    Also, I have seen a few with a little iridescent spot of very bright red on the throat?

    Is that a different variety than these here???
  5. The quickest way to tell the hummer's sex is its gorget color.All the
    males have beautiful gorget and when the light hits it,it shows the iridescent
    color. On the other hand,females don't have such a fashion statement.
    I strongly recommenmd that you should get a hummingbird book.
    I have a "Hummingbird of North America" and this is one of the best
    hummingbird ID books out there. But still, ID some females is difficult.
  6. Ok, Thx. I will look for that book...
  7. You've got some good activity there, Daniel. If you trim off the perches on the feeder, the birds will fly in holding pattern while feeding, which makes for interesting shots.
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