Date and Effort
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:45 PM
- Party Size:
- 15 minute(s)
- Kent Skaggs
2 species total
Several individuals seen at hummingbird feeders. Adult males, females and juveniles were present. I would not consider this species rare for this location as they are seen every spring and fall during migration.
The bird was seen in flight at a hummingbird feeder along with ruby-throated hummingbirds. This is where I noticed the difference in size and realized that I was looking at a different species. It eventually perched on the feeder where I was able to compare the wing/tail relationship. The wings extended slightly beyond the tail. I was able to get two pictures that I posted in my folder on the NE Birds website on Yahoo groups. The bird appears to be female or juvenile male.
Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?