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clsouth at u.washington.edu
Fri Mar 20 11:47:06 PDT 2015
Great video!! I have a bunch of young Girls Scouts who will love seeing this!
Just an FYI: The mother is a Rufus Hummingbird, and the youngster is probably a male (judging from his "after 5 o'clock shadow). He won't get his beautiful gorget until next (this) spring.
I'm not sure when his body feathers are replaced with the brilliant rufus colors--if hummingbird juveniles change their fledgling feathers to adult body plumage at similar timing as song birds, then he will have already changed to the rufus colors, and only his gorget will be noticeably different from an after-second-year male.
As it happens, I just had an article on Rufus Hummingbirds published in the Shoreline Area News March 18th.
using some of Doug Parrott's great pictures.
Thanks for sharing Ann. My co-workers thought the video was neat too.
clsouthwick at q.com
On Fri, 20 Mar 2015, Ann Chaikin wrote:
> Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:46:43 -0700
> From: Ann Chaikin <chaikins at gmail.com>
> To: Tweeters at mailman1.u.washington.edu
> Subject: [Tweeters] (no subject)
> Response to She's Baaack!!
> What a treat to be able to see this. I had a similar experience two years ago after somebody showed me a nest in a park near where I live. I went
> back frequently over the next three weeks to photograph and then videotape the mother and her baby. Here is a link to the video I made of the
> experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emXB_CahDrs. If this like doesn't work, search for "Mother hummingbird and her baby at Big Rock Garden."
> That should take you to the video. It is about 11 minutes long.
> Ann Chaikin
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