Linda came today and banded a very colorful, very young, female rufous hummingbird. She was so young that she had 100% corrugation (bumps that wear off with age) on her bill. This is the first rufous that Linda has banded of the 2006-07 winter season. This immature female rufous was first observed on
A big wave of ruby-throats came to our habitat this weekend, too. Now this is more like it! I sure did miss those little guys & I'm glad they're back. I'm mixing sugar water by the half gallon.