We have three birds today, and from two readers.
The first is a female black-chinned hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) in its true colors, photographed by reader Stephen Barnard in Idaho. His earlier photograph of the same species taken at sunset, which I put right below it, shows the difference in color produced by the light.
This morning Stephen then sent a photo of the male of the species. The sexual dimorphism is clear, especially in head color:
Reader Diana MacPherson sent another bird:
Here’s a picture of a juvenile Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula). I have never seen so many baby birds here of so many different species. The long winter seemed not to affect them.At first I thought it was a female Oriole but it is far too orange. Minutes before, a male had been at the same place but I wasn’t quick enough with my camera. I suspect that was the dad.
Here is a group of juvenile Baltimore Orioles from another site: