Jan. 21, 2014 8:15 a.m. P1110571
Second of three photos taken Tue., Jan. 21, 2014. This is the same bird present since Dec. 12. Days are warmer and she spends less time at the feeder. Nights are in the 40's, with occasional northers dropping temp to about 32.
Jan. 19, 2014 10:27 a.m. P1110553, P1110558, P1110559
This is a composite of three photos all taken at 10:27 on Jan. 19. First thought to be the Rufous that was present and photographed, but this is Calliope gorget feather color and pattern. It is already more heavily marked than Calliope One is by 1/25 and lacks right throat damage seen on Calliope Two three days later. See pics of Two Jan. 22 (page 2 here).
Jan. 22, 2014 8:01 a.m. P1320325
These dark marks on the lower throat were not there yesterday. Is she molting? Renamed Calliope Two. Is this the same as the bird three days ago? See preceding composite photo.