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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Friday, August 5, 2011

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Young Male - August 03, 2011

The young Hummingbirds of the year are starting to arrive in the yard with 2 males and a single female joining the 3 or 4 adult males and several adult females that are still visiting the flowers and feeders with great frequency.

This young male decided to try and take over the yard on the 3rd and succeeded for most of the day before being pushed off by the adult male that still claims it as his. Not the best of shots but you can see the 2 or 3 red gorget feathers that have come in along his lower throat.


The 7 minute video below shows this youngster sitting on the branch I added to the deck, preening, flying off to chase others from the yard and returning for a bit more feather maintenance. This was shot at 1000mm from inside the house through the kitchen window.