I think he's from the first batch of babies.
Beautiful pic! You have a serious advantage with that feeder. Keep them coming; thanks!
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....
Excellent capture, I would have to agree that it comes from the first nestlings. Keep up the good work.
Awesome! You folks are making me want to go get more feeders and put them by the windows!
hummersteve, there's been a moderate increase in activity this past week, so I'm thinking the 2nd batch of babies has arrived.
Good pic! :0)