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Humming Birds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Savage May 19. 3 Replies

I no sooner had put out the hummingbird feeders, than one appeared.  But it was not the Ruby-throated one.  After googling it, I believe it was the Black-chinned humming bird.  Haven't seen it since…Continue

 

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Joanne Savage replied to Barbara Caines-Thorne's discussion Humming Birds
"I'd also suggest you saw a Ruby-throated Hummer. That's not to say that Black-chinned haven't been seen in NB... I do know of one previous visit. It's that when the light doesn't show through the throat of Ruby-throated,…"
May 19
Joanne Savage liked Barbara Caines-Thorne's discussion Humming Birds
May 19
Barbara Caines-Thorne replied to Barbara Caines-Thorne's discussion Humming Birds
"There was no sun.  The chest was very white and the rest was black.  It had a shorter beak.   I was taken back when I saw it as I thought we NBer's only had the Ruby-throated.  Tricks on my eyes and of course,…"
May 19
Paul & Kitty Martin replied to Barbara Caines-Thorne's discussion Humming Birds
"Not to say you didn't see a Black-chinned but often the Ruby Throats are tricky to Id because of the way the sun shines on their feathers , light plays a role in the Id, if the sun isn't shining directly on the throat it actually looks…"
May 19
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Humming Birds

I no sooner had put out the hummingbird feeders, than one appeared.  But it was not the Ruby-throated one.  After googling it, I believe it was the Black-chinned humming bird.  Haven't seen it since because the ruby-throated ones appeared.Has anyone else sighted one?See More
May 19

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