Which Hummer?

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

I shot this hummer on 10/18 at Smith Point Hawk Watch tower. Smith Point is in the Houston/Galveston area.

I know it isn't the usual suspect around my house, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, but I don't know what it is.

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Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

One more shot - tail feathers...

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Probably female Black-chinned with those broad-tipped primaries, but tricky to be certain.

Resin

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

Thanks Resin! I just checked it on the Cornell site and it does fit - buffy flanks, green on top, gray head, spots on throat and even the white spot behind eye.

Patti

Keota, IA

I photographed this hummingbird in Keota, Iowa, on September 22, 2011. Do you think it is the same?

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Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

Sure looks like it to me, although seems a bit smaller than the ones I was seeing. Size is difficult for me to estimate though. How cool that it is resting in your (or someone's) hand! Wow.

Colorado Springs, CO(Zone 4b)

beautiful shots, patti

Ladysmith, BC

Quote from P_Edens :
I shot this hummer on 10/18 at Smith Point Hawk Watch tower. Smith Point is in the Houston/Galveston area.

I know it isn't the usual suspect around my house, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, but I don't know what it is.



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