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15265Re: Black chinned Hummingbird on Catley hill today !

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  • Rocky Marchigiano
    Jul 1, 2008
      My 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
      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
      > black throat.
      > 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
      > bring my Saskatchewan list up to about 333 ... I'd really like that!
      > Cheers,
      > Harv Lane
      > On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 2:34 PM, Rocky Marchigiano <rebel-xs@...>
      > wrote:
      > > I just returned from a very remarkable day of birding on the
      hill today.
      > > 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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