Hummingbird, Other Observations

Date: 09/01/2020

Number: 1

Male rubythroat with LIGHT ORANGE from under beak to band, the whole throat was beautiful (not pink nor ruby). His wings are green. I have seen several this year in spring and fall, occasionally in summer, but during August I've seen the MOST with Orange throats /gorgets. I did see one strange male with tri-colors and a jagged-edged band at the neck (he had light orange, light pink, darker ruby, Plus black spots mixed in! Truly a varigated male rubythroat.
In summary, the full complete gorget colors this year I have seen are: very light orange, bright orange, light pink, medium ruby, bright ruby-red, and varigated with 4 colors.
In spring migration I have only seen adult males with orange gorget, no juveniles and none still changing.

I'm posting in "OTHER" in case other people aren't sure because of the orange gorget.

Geneva, NY

Latitude: 42.9 Longitude: -77

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