A Request for Help, Please—August 21, 2017

We have a varied and wide variety of Hummingbirds in Colorado…I have personally identified at least three here on the farm—-

According to hummingbirds.net this is the types of hummingbirds identified to Colorado— Colorado
Broad-tailedRufousBlack-chinnedCalliopeBlue-throatedMagnificentAnna’sRuby-throatedBroad-billedWhite-eared, Green Violet-ear.

I think this is the Black-Chin hummingbird

This is a Rufus…they are the bullies of the whole bunch

Although I adore their coloring!

I think I’ve seen a Calliope and a Broad Tail

But I don’t know what this little one is

It’s little beak is even blue like it’s adorable feathers.

If anyone of you happens to know would you leave a the answer in the comment section?

Thank you very much!



30 thoughts on “A Request for Help, Please—August 21, 2017

  1. What a cutie! I am not confident on western hummers, but there is a great Facebook group, What’s this bird, where experts will ID your bird from your photo. I use it all the time. Can’t wait to hear what your little bird is.

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  2. Onry Little Rufus’ have been running my baby Broad Tails, Chickadees, and Nuthatches all over the place. Onry little things! I may be totally wrong, Linda, but that looks like a young Broad Tail. Notice hardly any color on neck or breast and that the wings are almost as long as the tail. It’s hard to tell. I’ll do some more diggin’. But you have more kinds than on this side of the divide. They are so stinking cute!!! They are already leaving our area… bummer.

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  3. Ps. Your photos are great! I haven’t tried to do that this year, yet… My DH says: a gallon and a half a day! You’re going to have hummers that have to walk south instead of fly… hahahaha

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  4. I am always amazed at the many different kinds of hummers you get Linda. I don’t know what the mystery bird is called…but I love seeing them on your blog. We basically only get the ruby-throated here. I sure enjoy seeing your many different kinds. Lucky you!!!

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