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Archive for February 23, 2017

2017—Identification

I am having trouble identifying this hummingbird that I have noticed has been in my yard during the storms this past week and that I’ve featured in my blog.  It’s not the usual male Anna’s with the colorful head and gorget but because it has the spot of magenta on its neck, I’m inclined to think it’s not a female Anna’s.  The female Anna’s tail feathers have white tips but I haven’t been able to see this bird’s tail feathers.  I’m concluding that it’s an immature male, probably an immature male Anna’s but the white spot behind the eye is more like the black-chinned hummingbird than the Anna’s.   I guess I’ll know once it matures.

Flying hummer at feeder.jpg