Date: 7/13/17 10:00 am From: Glenn White <glennwhite...> Subject: [MBBIRDS] Re: Leucistic Hummer I found yesterday
There were three Cooper's Hawks born this spring and as of two weeks ago I saw all three juveniles flying around. Last week I only observed two of the juveniles at the Arboretum. Here's a shot from early June with all 3 chicks in the nest. There's more photos of them on my Flickr and Instagram pages.
On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 4:41:12 PM UTC-7, lisafaylarson wrote: > > Hi Birders, > > I got MUCH better shots today, and I believe he's a Rufous Hummingbird. > The R2 feather has a "notch". Do you concur? > > Sorry about the crummy diagnostic shots - I will post much, much better > ones later: > https://www.flickr.com/photos/lisafay/ > > I got infinitely better shots today. I got there when the marine layer was > still in, which helped a lot. I would say early morning in those conditions > or last possible light in the day would be best. They lock the gates at 5. > > No, I didn't find the leucistic Anna's Hummer. I did look for him again. > The shots I saw from last week were painful to look at, frankly. > > I did see 2 juvie Cooper's Hawks, which please me because I olny saw one > fledgling on June 14th. I also only saw one parent (who gave me a warning), > so I thought perhaps the other parent was with the other baby. I really did > think I saw 2 in the nest. Confirmation? > > Oh, and here's the location! Head east from the offices and turn right on > the wide path that spans the arboretum. After the picnic bench keep going > until you reach the next left you can take and head east. Look for the > collibah tree with the plaque. I left a white chair across from the low > grevillea. He loves to sit in the coolibah "Waltzing Mathilda" tree. > Someone PLEASE help me get that song out of my head! A woman read the > plaque under the tree yesterday and began singing it. Help! He can keep an > eye on his domain from there. The collibah is a type of eucalyptus. He will > dive from there if a hummer approaches "HIS" low-growing grevillea, which > is on the next path to the east. He also will perch in the growth behind > the grevillea in the shadows and attack if an intruder tries to sip from > HIS nectar. He sure acts like a Rufous. Oops - is that species profiling? > > Happy Birding, > -Lisa > > > <http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail> Virus-free. > www.avg.com > <http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail> > <#CAOr7VNM2fCPUun1+W20VQz2Y+J6ytVVbuEj9GxSTK2FmK+<VEbw...> >