Interesting Hummingbird Shots

Check out these two hummingbird shots taken yesterday around 8:15 a.m. by rafa and bryce, respectively:

They’re not great shots, and the lighting may be playing tricks on me, but they certainly give the impression of a white belly and buffy flanks. I could see that being a female Rufous Hummingbird (which the Welder checklist lists as “rare” in the spring), or a female Broad-tailed (which the Welder checklist doesn’t mention at all, but which seems like a possibility based on the Sibley range map). I’m not sure enough from these images to advocate for any particular ID, but I thought the shots were interesting. Keep checking out those hummers!

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