Friday, July 16, 2010

Odd colored hummingbird

I took these pictures of this odd colored hummingbird in my backyard this afternoon.  I'm mostly sure it's "just" a Ruby-throated hummingbird (the species we normally get up here and the only one I've seen in my yard) but the golden sheen to the back caught my attention.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Diana, great photos. Your Ruby-throated Hummingbird looks like a young bird just out of the nest. These young Hummers have buffy tips to their back and head feathers giving them the sheen you wrote about. I posted photos of several young Hummers taken in Essex recently showing just this.
    Thanks for posting!