Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
in Sandwich, Massachusetts
This young male Rufous hummingbird visited a feeder in East Sandwich, Massachusetts from at least 14 October (possibly since 9 October when an unidentified hummingbird was seen briefly) until 3 November 2003. These images were "digiscoped" by the homeowner, Ron Ayotte, on 14 October.
Video tape mages taken by Peter Trimble show the tail pattern of
the bird well enough to make out the emarginated second rectrix (R2) which would
seem to confirm the identity of the bird as a Rufous (as opposed to Allen's). A
video grab of the tail pattern: