Something New, Something Borrowed


My neighbor has a knack for catching great bird photos.  This young, female Rufous Hummingbird (Salasphorus rufus) visits a Torch Lily.  We have two Trochilidae common on South Fidalgo; the other is Anna's Hummingbird.  I had Rufies visiting the yard this past January, by the book, a bit out of season.


The Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) is an immigrant, originally introduced into the Bahamas in the 1970's.  By the 1980's, they reached Florida and apparently have now made it all the way to South Fidalgo Island.

Photos:  Dan Codd

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