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First gorget feathers

Posted by ctnchpr (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 19, 08 at 9:48

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

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RE: First gorget feathers

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


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RE: First gorget feathers

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....


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RE: First gorget feathers

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


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


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RE: First gorget feathers

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.


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Good pic! :0)


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