Returning Rufous I hope.......

Joined: February 20th, 2014, 11:41 pm

November 20th, 2016, 8:46 pm #1

I need to take a better picture with my Nikon camera but I'm hoping this is the female Rufous that has returned for what would be the third year.

Burke Baker
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
We are right next to Sandestin Resort between Destin and Panama City.
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Joined: August 21st, 2012, 2:43 pm

November 20th, 2016, 10:08 pm #2

I don't know Burke, but it doesn't look quite right? Female?
Joe M.
Lakeland, FL
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Joined: February 20th, 2014, 11:41 pm

November 20th, 2016, 10:49 pm #3

I need to take a better picture with my Nikon camera but I'm hoping this is the female Rufous that has returned for what would be the third year.

What do you think, Joe? Could it be an immature male Rufous? Y'all give me your opinions.
Burke Baker
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
We are right next to Sandestin Resort between Destin and Panama City.
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Joined: August 21st, 2012, 2:43 pm

November 21st, 2016, 12:00 am #4

I need to take a better picture with my Nikon camera but I'm hoping this is the female Rufous that has returned for what would be the third year.

It could be an immature male Rufous! I tried to blow your photo up to help, which shows more speckling in the gorget then would be expected in a female hummer, but the shading of the bird in general has a Rufous cast to it, which draws me in the Rufous direction. If he/she stays for a day or so try to get a couple of photos with a bit more detail!
Joe M.
Lakeland, FL
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