Earlier this week I was watching several hummingbirds feeding at our feeders. I knew a few of the birds must be newly hatched this year as thier numbers had increased. I decided ro take some pictures and I noticed a few of the humminbirds had small flecks of red
I discovered that an young male hummingbird does not get a full throat or gorget of red until their first winter. However near their first summer's end a young male may start to show one to several red feathers at its throat. Ah ha!! So that is what I had seen with the small flecks of red at their throats They were young male hummingbirds.. I love making small discoveries like this and I decided to share this information today on Eleen's Saturday Critters which can be found at viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot,ca
A Happy weekend and happy natureviewing to everyone folks!