15265Re: Black chinned Hummingbird on Catley hill today !
- Jul 1, 2008My apologies, I did not know that and my reference book made no
indication of that fact.I can't say whether there was any violet on
the throat,I don't recall seeing it.I'll have a good look at the
photos and see if that reveals anything.
--- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, "Harv & Barb Lane" <harv.lane@...>
> Hi Rocky,
> When you looked at the Black-chinned Hummingbird, did you see the violet
> throat patch? The Ruby-crowned and Black-chinned are virtually
> size and shape. They can only be distinguished when their gorget isfor the
> illuminated by light. When they gorget is not lit up, they both have a
> black throat.
> If you saw the violet (purple) on the throat, I'd like more details
> location. I'm coming to Saskatchewan in a couple of weeks and thatwould
> bring my Saskatchewan list up to about 333 ... I'd really like that!hill today.
> Harv Lane
> 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
> > 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,
> > Rocky,
> > Regina
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