Cornell responds to gold hummingbird inquiry

—– Original Message —– From: Cornell Birds To: Owen House Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2009 7:43 PM Subject: Re: gold hummingbird? Dear Joyce,.Thanks for a very interesting picture!My guess is that it is a young female. It could be that … Continue reading

Grand Manan Birds, May 19, 2009

Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 19:54:13 -0300 From: Roger Burrows NBNature listservSubject: Grand Manan & White Head birds, inc. Little Blue Heron, Great Egret, Northern Goshawk, Northern Roughwinged Swallow, Northern Mockingbird, Cedar Waxwings, wood-warblers & BobolinksMay 18North Head 06:00-07:302 Ruby-throated … Continue reading

Male patriarch hummingbird

More at : http://casa-del-campo.smugmug.com/gallery/8254621_K6F6z#P-6-12 He completely wears himself out chasing every male hummingbird that is within reach. He is always on guard. Sometimes he is so worn out that he can barely fly and falls asleep alternate moments. Joyce … Continue reading

Male ruby throated hummingbird, ’09 Campobello

The ruby flash is quick, and usually in motion, so it is hard to catch. They use it as a territorial warning, usually. http://hummingbirdworld.com/h/iridescent.htm#return For those of us who wonder why the iridescense is so intense. Joyce … Continue reading