First gorget feathers

ctnchprJuly 19, 2008

I think he's from the first batch of babies.

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mbuckmaster(7B/NC)

Beautiful pic! You have a serious advantage with that feeder. Keep them coming; thanks!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 12:37PM
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lesleyann

Excellent Picture!! When I first hung my feeders last year after discovering that we had them (ignorance is bliss sometimes...lol). I had a baby male that dominated the one outside of the kitchen window. He had one spot like that one at the base of his neck and I thought (ignorantly again) that it was a female, so I named her "Spot." Well, after the looooong winter without my tiny feathered friends, I researched all I could about them and realized it was an immature male. I now have 6 feeders in my yard, one in front of all my windows. I am HOOKED. I started watching the migration map on Hummingbirds.net in February and looking out my window daily. They finally arrived in early April. Don't have the activity that I did in late september when there were 8 fighting over one feeder and I could stand on the porch and they would move my hair and even land on my arms. It was too cool. But I know they will be back in droved in september on their way back south.
Shame I don't have a decent camera that I could catch such a spectacular photo as yours. But there will always be the memory of them....

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 12:39PM
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hummersteve

Excellent capture, I would have to agree that it comes from the first nestlings. Keep up the good work.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 1:41PM
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dyhgarden(7b)

Awesome! You folks are making me want to go get more feeders and put them by the windows!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 1:58PM
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ctnchpr

Thanks, y'all!!

hummersteve, there's been a moderate increase in activity this past week, so I'm thinking the 2nd batch of babies has arrived.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 2:52PM
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nicole__(z5Colorado)

Good pic! :0)

    Bookmark   July 23, 2008 at 8:47AM
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