Monarch Waystation #271 reports the sighting of a hummingbird seen out the kitchen window briefly interacting with Mexican Sunflowers and Salvia today about 2:25 pm. This small bird was close enough for me to see and posed in different directions so I could see its plumage. The light throat dotted lines and small size matched the "either a juvenile male or female" photo on the JN resources site. The bird perched on the large Tithonia in the front large bed first, looked over the orange flowers, chose a freshly opened bloom and "tasted" it briefly while perched on a stem. Then it flew off to hover-feed at several Lady-in-Red Salvia blooms in the small bed. In a few more seconds it flew off to the east in front of the neighbor's house and out of sight. No camera available and no time to take a photo.
Newport News, VA
Latitude: 37.1 Longitude: -76.5
Observed by: Judy
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