Selasphorus surprise

July 27, 2016 Joel Jorgensen

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.

BTH6

BTH1

arhu_5

BTH2

arhu_2

arhu_8

bth7f

Opinions about this bird’s identification are welcome!

Good birding!

Nongame Bird Program

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