RED RUMP

by Bonnie
(Delaware)

I have been trying to identify a bird that flew through the church at my nieces wedding in July. The wedding was in New York State.

It was a smallish bird with a very straight thin body in flight.It flew very fast. At one point it hovered at the altar with its wings spread out. The wing span looked longer than the body. In my last glimpse of it I saw a red rump.
Please give me any help you can. This is important to me for many reasons.

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Mar 15, 2015
Wedding Bird NEW
by: Art (bequik)

I agree the only birds I know of that hover are Hummers,Quite possible that as fast as they move What you saw was a Ruby Throat Hummingbird Turning fast,The only other two possibiltys are one species I cant recall the name but there only native to South America the other is a Rust color from the West Coast Allens.....But It left good memories I Hope Enjoy ..............Art

Mar 14, 2015
red rump NEW
by: Brook

It would be a Humming bird as they are the only birds that hover with their wings spread out.

Personally I don't know what species but you can go to hummingbirds.net and search by state. It could also have been migrating south from the north so check the north of you also.

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