Who knows birds?

Discussion in 'Celebrate Biodiversity' started by pmurphy, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. pmurphy

    pmurphy Contributor

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    I was hoping someone could help me.
    About a week ago I got myself a new "toy" - a trail camera - and set it up by my waterfall to photograph the birds. I got some wonderful shots of the birds bathing (and the raccoons at night) but was wondering if someone could identify a hummingbird.
    I thought at first it was a female anna's but this bird has a green head with dark stripe under the eye.

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Think I'd agree with Anna's, except an immature male (the dark stripe being the first signs of adult male head plumage just starting to appear), rather than a female. But my Hummingbird experience is pretty limited.
     
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    Thanks, with our territorial male always around I wasn't thinking it could be another male (I'm hoping to get some clearer images soon, and find it fasinating to watch them have a drink while hovering.)
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    He might not consider it a threat until it has developed adult plumage? Might even be one of his own offspring.
     

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