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Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

Selasphorus platycercus

Notes:

This little guy joined us on the deck...he was within a few feet of us, without a care in the world! I think he may be a juvenile? If you look on his throat, he has ONE feather that is glowing red...the rest of the throat feathers may follow??

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23 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

I would like to invite you to post your spottings of hummingbirds in the new mission for Hummingbirds of the New World:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1244...
:-)

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Thanks so much, Joshua!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Beautiful up close shot! great pics all around :)

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Thank you very much, Max!

maxmaheu69
maxmaheu69 8 years ago

Amazing capture! nice ! ! !

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Thanks Lyndsey, Phil and Jamie!!

jamiehagwood
jamiehagwood 8 years ago

sweet shots

Phil_S
Phil_S 8 years ago

What an amazing spotting!

LyndseyD
LyndseyD 8 years ago

Awesome spotting, what a pretty bird! I love the fourth shot. Thanks for sharing with CFF! :)

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Thanks Mike! I see them all the time in the summer but this one I think was young and didn't know how to take proper precaution!! ;-)

MikeGrageda
MikeGrageda 9 years ago

Awesome picture!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Added a photo...

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

You're right!! And I'm a beginner in photography...got really lucky with this guy!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Wow... Christy... you have great experience.... Thanks for sharing... It feels great when our desired spotted Organism come very close to know what we are...

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Thanks Ashish...that's cropped close but I had a light blue shirt on and he actually came within a few inches of me a couple times... maybe he thought I was a big flower! ;-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Great Catch Christy... You have enjoyed the Day perfectly....!!
Never seen such clear eye of a Hummingbird.... Fantastic spotting...

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Thanks, Sushimonster!

Sushimonster
Sushimonster 9 years ago

Nice Shots.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Thanks Alice & Nuwan!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Wow!!!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

This is an exceptional series!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Thank you!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Nice series!

ChristyHolland
Spotted by
ChristyHolland

Golden, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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