Rarity our overwintering Black-Chinned Hummingbird (banded & confirmed) is showing signs of molting (visible spots in picture). She has had over 60 birders visit her, since she was banded on Nov 16th. She wasn't a bit shy to be photographed and would often do close fly-bys to entertain her visitors. She is a fearless protector of her feeder tree. She chased off Blue Jays, Red Wing Blackbirds, Grackles and many more species. She appears to have play dates with the Carolina Chickadees, chasing them around the yard, through the tree branches and shrubs. This picture is her sitting in the shrubs in front of our porch. It was a cold day in SE Tn, so I think she likes this warm spot due to the dryer venting under the porch. I will definitely miss her when she heads back west. I hope someone finds her band, reaches out, so we know where her spring/summer home is. Praying for her return next fall.
Latitude: 35.3 Longitude: -84.6
Observed by: Deanna
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