After just mentioning on this blog that it is time to put up hummingbird feeders, I had a delightful surprise in my backyard today (27 July). A Selasphorus hummingbird showed up my backyard. Rather than being a Rufous Hummingbird, a species I have had my backyard one two previous occasions, this bird appears to be a Broad-tailed Hummingbird. This species breeds in the Rocky Mountains and is one that I never seen in eastern Nebraska. Below are several photos of the bird.
Opinions about this bird’s identification are welcome!