Since my last post, I have learned that although our area is not shown on any of the migration maps for any hummingbirds, there are four hummingbirds regularly found here:
Broad-tailed, Calliope, Ruby-throated, and Rufous.
I have also done a little more research on those four species, and "think" that perhaps I have captured images of two other species besides the Broad-tailed Hummingbirds that were identified in my previous post.
1> Calliope - the only hummingbird with wings longer than the tail
2>The wings almost look longer than the tail in this one, too, but I think it was just the hunched position it was sitting in in the photo. They are quick, so I won't swear to that on a stack of bibles .
Rufous? (the upper tail is dark, not the orange/rufous I see in most other pictures of rufous,but with the orange head and neck, and rufous under the wing above the tail, I am not sure what else it could be.) One source (USGS.gov) stated: (Female and Immature)
- Dark tail with rufous at the bases of the retrices, and white tips on the outer three retrices