10 July 2015 – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

I found an Archilochus hummingbird this morning at the northwest alcove.
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The ants had already gotten to the bird, thereby complicating identification and encouraging me to leave it in place. The tail length and shape of p-6 suggest the more likely Ruby-throated Hummingbird, but the wing tips struck me as clubby and curved. Without better information to suggest otherwise, I’m recording this one as Ruby-throated.

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