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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A couple of atypical birds

This has to be a unique photo, since Lucifer Hummingbirds don't normally molt in the United States. (Photo courtesy Mac Womack.) I'm eager to see if the remainder of his gorget fills in.

2017 5-16 CMO
Here's another bird that I don't recall ever seeing in this condition... a House Finch. (Photo courtesy Mac Womack.) Not sure what's going on with it.


  1. It's hard to tell if the HOFI is a bit too scaly around the eyes from this pic - when was the last time the feeders were cleaned? Could be early stages of conjunctivitis.

  2. Yikes! Maybe I clean them once a year if that often.