Spot the hummingbird!

Reader Andrei Volkov, who lives in Maryland, sent some hummingbird photos, two of which comprise a “spot the hummingbird” set. I’ll put up the first one now; given that it was taken in Maryland, this must surely be the ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), the only hummer that breeds in the state. Can you spot it in the photo below? I’d characterize this as of medium difficulty. (Click to enlarge).

I’ll give the answer at 11 a.m. Chicago time, and try to avoid giving the location in the comments below.

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8 Comments

  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted September 26, 2016 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    That one is difficult. Cannot see it until blown way up.

  2. dargndorp
    Posted September 26, 2016 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Got it. 31.8 seconds.

  3. GBJames
    Posted September 26, 2016 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Cryptic hummingbirds! Who knew?

    (Found it, though)

  4. Monika
    Posted September 26, 2016 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    *mutter* *mumble* I can’t find it! *grumble*

    • Monika
      Posted September 26, 2016 at 9:43 am | Permalink

      Ha! I found it!

  5. Posted September 26, 2016 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    And the answer is . . . Bradford Pear!

    (I finally found it, but I’d characterize this as difficult.)

  6. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted September 26, 2016 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Got it. Required blowing up, though.

    • GBJames
      Posted September 26, 2016 at 9:04 am | Permalink

      That’s terrible! Blowing up poor little hummingbirds….


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