15264Re: [Saskbirds] Black chinned Hummingbird on Catley hill today !
- Jul 1, 2008Hi Rocky,
When you looked at the Black-chinned Hummingbird, did you see the violet
throat patch? The Ruby-crowned and Black-chinned are virtually identical in
size and shape. They can only be distinguished when their gorget is
illuminated by light. When they gorget is not lit up, they both have a
If you saw the violet (purple) on the throat, I'd like more details for the
location. I'm coming to Saskatchewan in a couple of weeks and that would
bring my Saskatchewan list up to about 333 ... I'd really like that!
On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 2:34 PM, Rocky Marchigiano <rebel-xs@...>
> I just returned from a very remarkable day of birding on the hill today.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> The first time I stepped out on to Catley Hill I thought it was a
> pretty magical place.Today I found out just how special it can be.
> I spotted a male BC Hummingbird perched at the top of dead tree along
> the roadside.To be perfectly honest I wasn't quite sure what I was
> seeing.I didn't think it was a Ruby Throated but wasn't exactly
> sure.Looking at the small LCD screen on my camera can be difficult in
> bright light.But when I got home and loaded it onto my computer I was
> pretty overwhelmed to say the least.:)
> I need to catch a few winks after little sleep and an early morning of
> birding.I hope to have some pics posted later today.
> Happy Canada Day folks,
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