Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
from Garmin etrex Summit GPS
Few deciduous trees, sagebrush, grassy field, some blooming flowers in yard. 2 irrigation ditches nearby lined with many willows, some sumac and wild roses
Alpen 10x binoculars
50 Bushnell pro sport range finder
Early morning sun unobscured by clouds and shining on bird's back and from side
Description of the Bird
Small hummingbird with green back, white belly, and bright red feathers around throat. Feathers on throat did not create a solid color but reminded me of the flames painted on some muscle cars.
Behaviors: Feeding at hummingbird feeder about 7:15 a.m. on 7/25/10. Flew to nearby deciduous tree briefly, then returned to feeder and then flew off.
Plumage: green back, white belly red throat
Similar Species Discussion
Allen's hummingbird, but red on throat was brighter and not solid, but feathers appeared separately. Only hummingbird pictured that looked like that.
Petersen's Field Guide to Western Birds
Have lived here 3 summers and have watched hummingbird feeder all 3. Have participated in Feeder Watch
Notes made AFTER observation
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Date Documentation Submitted
7/25/2010 5:40:00 PM