Monday, September 2, 2013

Blue-throated Hummingbird in Ramsey Canyon


I found this Blue-throated Hummingbird, an uncommon summer resident in high canyons of SE Arizona, on the grounds of the Ramsey Canyon Inn (viewed from the road on this private property) this afternoon. I had been wanting to see one of these but had not seen any reports on the birding listserv recently so I was surprised to find this bird. Apparently this species has not done well this year in the Huachuca Mountains. Unfortunately it was backlighted so photos are not great and I wanted to provide accurate views of what I saw so the only editing I did was to crop the photos to enlarge the bird but no other editing. SeEtta