Date: 5/31/19 1:37 pm From: Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...> Subject: [wisb] Fwd: Hummingbird ID Help
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...> Date: Fri, May 31, 2019 at 2:36 PM Subject: Re: [wisb] Hummingbird ID Help To: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...>, Michael Rock < <michael.rock5118...>
This is an adult female Ruby-throated hummingbird. It is highly unusual for Buff-bellied or Rufous hummingbirds to be seen in the spring in Wisconsin (the Ruby-throat is the only breeding hummingbird in our state.) Sometimes the females can display a little buffy coloring on their sides. You can also see the white tail tips, which the males don't have. Additionally, there may be a nest mark on her belly on the last photo, which would make sense for this time of year.
Kathi Johnson Rock Madison, Dane County, WI hummingbirdgardening.net
On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 2:05 PM Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> wrote: