I have a female or juvenile hummingbird.
Looks like ruby-throat, but when she/it bends forward to feed, her head looks
quite dark, almost black. The feeder is hanging from the canopy over my
patio; I don't see her as being in shadow when she's sitting erect. Feeder
is a red humm-zinger; don't think it's reflecting off her head.
What other field marks should I be looking
for? Bill black, doesn't appear curved. White fleck above eye.
Your basic green hummingbird otherwise. Late ruby-throat?
Olivette, St. Louis County