Backyard Nature Identification
By Chuck Cagara
The other day I posted several photos of "neighbors" in my backyard and wrongly identified an Allen's Hummingbird as a Rufous Hummingbird.
Reader MINIBEAST was kind enough to point out the error and offer a positive means of identification between the two - the Rufous having a "notch" in tail feathers to both the left and right of center.
Fortunately I had another photo taken directly behind a different bird with fully-fanned tail feathers. Here the notches can easily be seen.
Thus, we have both species flitting about the yard.
So, from MINIBEAST and other serious birders, is this proof positive of a Rufous?
Thanks to one and all for looking and commenting and, again, during our travails, stay well, stay safe...