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jewel box hummers and a pop quiz!

Posted by hummersteve 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 19, 09 at 18:05

The jewel box is being used more now at my pc window for multiple reasons , its the only one there, with the migration a lot hummers arent married to other feeders. Got a couple of lucky shots thru the window to have a little fun with.

question: is this a male or female or juvie? answer comes after the first photo, the overcast day clouds the issue-hehehehe
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answer: this is a fully matured male, as those in the know spotted it right away. The forked tail is a dead give-a-way . The female nor the juvie have this. It is also easily seen when the adult male is perched.

same male
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same male
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this bird is harder to ID female or juvie, could be a young male
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RE: jewel box hummers and a pop quiz!

How many picked up on the hummer on the second feeder blurred in the background.


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RE: jewel box hummers and a pop quiz!

Glad to see them using your jewel box and that they don't fly away when you are at the window!


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RE: jewel box hummers and a pop quiz!

Steve
the final pic looks like a juvie male for sure--I am sure I see the tell tale thin black vertical lines on his chin.
I had an adult male using the Jewel Box yesterday. Sadly, today I have not seen any adult males!


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RE: jewel box hummers and a pop quiz!

During migration the hummers seem much more bold less apt to flare away when you are near a window. I found this to be true at my slider also. I had my face pressed up against it not a foot away from them and they would still feed.


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