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9 hours ago, Robert Elwyn said:

Is this a young Humming bird that has forgotten to move on from Kent OH? Cold weather has already arrived 

 

Welcome to Whatbird, Robert Elwyn. I can't help with the ID of your hummer, but it looks like a young western species to me. Here in the east we usually only get Ruby-throated hummingbirds but there's always a few migrants from the west that cross over the lines on the range maps during the winter months. If I'm right and it is a west coast bird, it may stay in the area until spring if it finds a food source.

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Thanks LS appreciate your welcome to the site. From your your suggestion that this might be a young western species, I found images of  Rufous Hummingbird that looks quite like the one I photographed although it also seems to sometimes have a variety of quite striking markings. This image is from'

 https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=Rufous+Hummingbird&fr=tightropetb&imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.audubon.org%2Fcdn%2Ffarfuture%2FxNlPfoZ1ezgxEnBdFAU9G1Ekz21hbDP9YAPFrOoJOGQ%2Fmtime%3A1422550478%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FRufous_Hummingbird_n10-4-042_l_1.jpg#id=128&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbirdscalgary.files.wordpress.com%2F2012%2F10%2Frufous-hummingbird.jpg&action=clickrufous-hummingbird.jpg 

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4 hours ago, Robert Elwyn said:

Thanks LS appreciate your welcome to the site. From your your suggestion that this might be a young western species, I found images of  Rufous Hummingbird that looks quite like the one I photographed although it also seems to sometimes have a variety of quite striking markings. This image is from'

 https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=Rufous+Hummingbird&fr=tightropetb&imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.audubon.org%2Fcdn%2Ffarfuture%2FxNlPfoZ1ezgxEnBdFAU9G1Ekz21hbDP9YAPFrOoJOGQ%2Fmtime%3A1422550478%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FRufous_Hummingbird_n10-4-042_l_1.jpg#id=128&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbirdscalgary.files.wordpress.com%2F2012%2F10%2Frufous-hummingbird.jpg&action=clickrufous-hummingbird.jpg 

Unfortunately immature/female Rufous and Allen's Hummingbirds can only be confidently told by a slight difference in the tail feathers. Nonetheless, seeing either species out that far east is super cool.

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