Date: 8/9/17 9:16 pm From: Bob Archer <rabican1...> Subject: [obol] Re: Hummingbird Id help/Manzanita-Tillamook
The answer to Black-chinned/Ruby-throated or Anna's/Costa's can be seen in the primaries. The Black-chinned duo has narrow inner primaries. The Anna's duo has even width primaries. Sheri Williamson has a nice set of photos that help one work through the id challenges.
I think it comes down to Anna's or Costa's. and the pale loral spot in front of eye, lack of an Adam's apple, and what looks like a longer broader tail and seems large on the feeder makes me say a pale juvie female Anna's.
On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 8:32 PM, Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:
> you have an eye for hummers Beverly. > what about black-chinned? > this would be extremely rare and a difficult identification. > the jizz seems too slender to me for a costa's but that's pretty > subjective and immature Anna's is always the most likely possibility. > I think within the black chin range this would not be a controversial ID > but that's not Manzanita > try to get photos of the spread tail if possible. > > bob obrien > > > > On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Beverly Hallberg <mapsout...> > wrote: > > Hi everyone, > > I took some pictures of this hummingbird in my backyard in Manzanita on > August 3rd. It looks very much like the Costa's Hummingbird female that > visited my backyard last year between August 7 - 28. I was hoping to get > more pictures of it, but I've not seen it again yet. There are regular > hummingbird wars over the 3 feeders that are out. > > Any thoughts on identification? 4 pictures are in a Flickr album. > > https://flic.kr/s/aHsm669xj3 > > > > Thanks, Beverly > > > > >