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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Aug 22, 2015 9:01 PM CST
Is that a female Ruby Throated hummingbird? I saw a hummingbird for the first time in my garden today and, although it was pretty far away from me, I think it looked pretty close to this one.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 23, 2015 2:31 AM CST
my guess would be yes.. but I am not an expert.. here is a male for sure.. he sits in my pussy willow guarding the feeders on my deck

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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
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Chillybean
Sep 14, 2015 2:54 PM CST
Yes, it is a Ruby-throated, but it looks like a young male. The females do not have the "dots" on the throat. Those are his budding gorget. It's not a great picture, but here is a female. :)

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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hummingbirder Region: New Jersey Dog Lover
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Onewish1
Sep 15, 2015 3:32 AM CST
love the chubby belly Lovey dubby
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Sep 15, 2015 7:10 AM CST
I noticed that when I posted the photo! Bluebirds have the chub, too. :D I am tempted to post a photo, but I don't want to take this too far off the topic.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hummingbirder Region: New Jersey Dog Lover
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Onewish1
Sep 16, 2015 3:04 AM CST
taught me something new.. didn't realize the dark spots turn into red later

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