Friday, February 13, 2015

Adult Rufous Hummingbird in Yard

Back in November, we began seeing some Rufous Hummingbirds at our feeder. These were either juveniles or females.  Today, I saw an adult male rufous at the feeder. Danielle had previously seen it several times this week. All of the plumage except for a bit on the crown and wing coverts and a white bib was a rich rusty color. The throat feathers, viewed from the side, were olive brown. I suspect if I had been able to get a flash on them, they would have shown red iridescence. The scruffy brown feathers make the bird look like a Steiff bear to me.

Canon 7DII, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS - 250mm, f/5, 1/500 sec, ISO-400

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