Saturday, December 29, 2012

Blue Hummer

The Blue Throated Hummingbird has the largest wingspan of any hummingbird in North America. It's wing beat is also the slowest of any hummer. If you want to see it, you'll need to come to Southern Arizona. (Or the sonoran desert of Mexico). It is a summer visitor in the Huachuca Mountains, frequently seen in Miller Canyon with occasional spottings in Ash Canyon, Ramsey Canyon. It is less often found in Madera Canyon of the Santa Rita Mountains. It is a year round resident in South Fork, Cave Creek in the Chiricahua Mountains. Its numbers, wherever found are small though and patience is  often necessary to find one. The throat obviously is blue, but the tail is also a deep blue. Here is one of my three "5" Star photos:

BlueThroated Hummingbird

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