Rufous Hummingbird 2/10/16

Earlier today, I visited the private residence of a birder in DeKalb who has had a Rufous Hummingbird at her feeders in the last few days. This would be a Georgia bird (although not a lifer) for me, so I went to see if I could find it. In about an hour of watching the feeder, the bird came three times! It is an adult female. I was also treated to some other interesting birds like Pine Siskins. See below for pictures and the list.

Birds (14 species, 0 lifers):

Rufous Hummingbird  1     Showed up at 11:56, 12:25 and 12:44.

Eastern Phoebe  1

Carolina Chickadee  3

Tufted Titmouse  1

White-breasted Nuthatch  2

Brown-headed Nuthatch  1

Carolina Wren  1

Eastern Bluebird  2

Pine Warbler  2

Yellow-rumped Warbler  1

Dark-eyed Junco  4

Northern Cardinal  2

Pine Siskin  10

American Goldfinch  15


Rufous Hummingbird. Notice the rufous flanks, belly and undertail coverts as well as the splotching on the throat that converges into a central patch.


American Goldfinch


Pine Siskin


Pine Siskin