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Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana Pennsylvania Winter Hummers
2004-2005
Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana flipped

Berks Co. -- Possible Selasphorus in Kutztown
- FO ~ 10/12/04


Sue Schmoyer of Berks County reported on PABIRDS that "A possible Selasphorus hummingbird was seen this morning at my residence in [Kutztown] Berks County. The bird visited a feeder on the deck twice before I went to work at 9:20, both times perching with its back to me so I could see the rufous patch at the base its short tail." No further sightings were reported.

Berks Co. -- Adult Female Rufous near Hennigsville
BANDED by Scott W. on 11/7/04 -- FO 11/5/04


Scott Weidensaul and Wayne Laubscher banded this adult female Rufous hummingbird at Peter Saenger's house near Henningsville, Berks County on Sunday Nov. 7, 2004. This bird was first seen on Friday morning 11/5/04 at a feeder, and is still present as of the morning of 11/11/04.

Berks Co. Adult Female Rufous Banded 11/7/04
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The picture is courtesy of Peter Saenger himself.
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Bucks Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Bristol
BANDED by Nick P. on 12/11/04
FO 11/early/04 ↔ LO 12/19/04


An Adult Female Rufous was first observed in early November at the home of Evelyn Schwartz in Bristol. The bird was banded by Nick Pulcinella on Dec. 11, and was last observed on Dec. 19, 2004. (Info from Trochilids.com)

Erie Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Waterford
(not banded) - FO 9/1/04 ↔ LO 9/4/04


A female Rufous was seen at the same feeder in the same yard (the Terrill residence) where Scott W. banded an adult female Rufous in 2003! This bird was not captured for banding or band check.

Erie Co. -- Adult Male Rufous in East Springfield
BANDED #N43573 on 11/15/04 by PNR crew
FO ~ 10/15/04 ↔ LO 12/14/04


This adult male Rufous, dubbed 'Rusty' by his hostess, was first described on PABirds as "stunning" and has been resident at the Parmerter residence in East Springfield PA since about 10/19/04. He was captured and banded on Monday 11/15/04 by Bob Mulvihill and Adrienne Leppold from Powdermill Nature Reserve, weighed in at 3.5g, and was seen returning to the feeder after banding!

I have an interesting verbal second-hand report that Arla also had a Rufousoid visitor at her feeder a couple of years ago! So this bird could possibly be a return, but we'll never know for sure. Hopefully more info on that will be forthcoming.

There is an interesting online article about 'Rusty' from the Erie Times-News dated 11/5/04 - HERE (requires free registration to read).

Erie Co. - 'Rusty' -- inhand closeup during banding by PARC
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Photo courtesy of PARC.


Erie Co. PA Adult Male Rufous - 'Rusty' closeup on feeder by Ben Coulter
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This photo is by and courtesy of Ben Coulter!


Erie Co. PA Adult Male Rufous - 'Rusty' on feeder 11/11/04
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Picture of 'Rusty' taken on Thursday 11/11/04 by my good friend Marcy Cunkelman!

Fayette Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in South Connellsville
BANDED by PNR crew on 11/30/04 -- FO 11/28/04 ↔ LO 1/17/05 (JA)


The crew from Powdermill banded another Adult Female Rufous at the home of Joanna Adams of S. Connellsville on Tuesday 11/30/04. A Rufous (possibly the same one) was documented by photos at the same home last year.

South Connellsville Adult Female Rufous Banded 11/30/04
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Picture by Powdermill Avian Research Center.

Franklin Co. -- Adult Female Rufous near Waynesboro
BANDED by Scott W. on 12/2/04 * FO mid-October '04 ↔ LO 12/3/04


A "gorgeous" adult female rufous hummingbird was banded at the home of Kathy and Ed Warner, outside Waynesboro, Franklin County, where it's been seen since at least mid-October. "This hummer is one of the most richly colored female rufous [Scott] has seen, with very dark cinnamon on the flanks and undertail, and a central gorget of iridescent feathers that takes up more than half the throat -- quite a dazzling bird".

Indiana Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Brush Valley
BANDED #N43574 by PNR crew on 11/16/04


The crew from Powdermill banded another Adult Female Rufous at the home of Gordy Hollingsworth of Brush Valley, Indiana CO on Tuesday 11/16/04. She weighed in at 3.8 g with a fat score of 1. This is the 1st county record for Indiana County.
Banding info and more pix on Powdermill Updates for Nov 9-21, 2004

Indiana Co. Adult Female Rufous Banded 11/16/04
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Montgomery Co. -- Imm. Male Rufous in Phoenixville
BANDED by Nick P. on 10/31/04
FO 10/28/04


Bander Nick Pulcinella banded this immature male Rufous Hummer at Matt Bahr's house in Phoenixville, Montgomery Co. on Oct. 31, 2004. His banding number is 5000-42310. The bird was FO a few days before banding.

Montgomery Co. PA Immature Male Rufous banded 10/31/04
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The bird is seen here at a feeder at dusk.
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Snyder Co. -- Possible Selasphorus in Middleburg
- FO ~ 10/15/04


Mick Brown reported on PABIRDS that as he "stepped out onto [his] front porch [he] was shocked to hear and then see a hummingbird at some flowers! It was small, somewhat chunky-looking, and had a definite rusty tinge, but not as much as an adult male rufous or Allen's." No further sightings were reported.

Westmoreland Co. -- Imm. Female Rufous near Ligonier
BANDED #N-43570 on Monday 9/20/04 by PNR crew -- LO 9/20/04


This hatch-year Female Rufous Hummer was banded by the crew from Powdermill Nature Reserve near Ligonier in Westermoreland Co. This bird left and was not seen again after banding.

Ligonier PA female Rufous banded 9/20/04 by PNR crew
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Ligonier Rufous with spread right wing during banding.
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See
Powdermill Bird Banding - UPDATES for 9/21-26/04
for the story and more pix!

Westmoreland Co. -- Selasphorus near Rector
(not banded) - FO 10/4/04 ↔ LO 10/5/04


There was also another Selasphorus hummer seen at Mike Lanzone's residence only 1/4 mile from Powdermill Nature Reserve during the week of 10/3/04. This bird was not trapped. FO 10/4/04 --LO 10/5/04.



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