2023—Hummer Practice Part 2

I took advantage of the early morning cool to continue my hummer practice. And, unlike yesterday’s post, today’s post actually features a hummingbird. A female Black-chinned Hummingbird was a bit wary of my presence at first but she eventually fed at both of the feeders that I could focus on without moving my rig. I don’t think I’ve ever noticed so much buff color on a female Black-chinned hummer. That plunged me into my Peterson Field Guide to Hummingbirds and I think this might be an immature female based on the buff color as well as the look of the tail feathers from another image. Now if I can capture some of that twisting body language that happens when they leave, I’ll be happy.

Update: This is an immature Allen’s Hummingbird, a first for my backyard!