How to tell the difference between females and young?
Does anyone know how to tell the difference between adult females and the juviniles?
The other day a hummer came and was very relaxed on the feeder, but definately not one of the adult males. The male came, perched on top of the feeder for a moment then he started shrieking. The other bird then perched and the male did his courtship ritual. So obviously this was an adult female. This got me to think and wonder if this was the same female that I would watch in April that disappered. If so she must have already raised young and is ready to work on another nest. If thats the case I started to wonder where are the young. Today a hummer came that once again was not an adult male, but it was very nervous and skiddish at the feeder. Now I am wondering could this have been a juvinile?
Sorry for being such long winded. I just wanted to explain my question in depth.