OWLS & OTHERS FROM THE NORTH SHORE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE USA

I'm an avid birder and nature photographer wishing to share some of my sightings & images taken while out in the "wilds" of Cape Ann and surrounding New England countryside. More images can be found on my web site at New England Birds Plus Enjoy, Phil Brown


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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Late Summer Hummingbirds - August 6, 2011

A few hours photographing the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds coming to the window feeder found 4 adult males still frequenting the yard and 3 adult females stopping by for a sip. Also seen but not coming to the feeder were 2 hatch year males for at least nine different Hummingbirds hanging around just prior to migrating south.

Male #1 with his rather small white eye spot.

Male #2 showing a larger eye spot and molting a few feathers on the back of it's head.
  

Male #3 is just a mess. I see a few of these heavily molting males each year around this time.


Male #4 with a larger eye spot and no apparent active molt.
  

And now the ladies. A smooth billed, clean looking female.


Another female showing a heavier, many grooved bill.


And the third female with her larger eye spot and again a smooth bill.