|Pennsylvania Winter Hummers
|Adams Co. -- Immature Male Rufous in Gettysburg
BANDED Dec 4, 2010 by Sandy L.
FO ~? ↔ LO ?
Sandy Lockerman has informed me that she banded a HY Male Rufous in Gettysburg, Adams Co. on Dec. 4, 2010 (pers comm SL). This was originally posted on PABIRDS in Dec. 2010.
|Allegheny Co. -- Mystery Hummer near McKeesport
FO /~14/10 ↔ LO 8/14/10
On Sunday, August 15, a caller named Larry from McKeesport reported on Scott Shalaway's "Birds and Nature" show on WMNY-AM that he had observed a hummer at his feeder on Saturday August 14 which had a "brilliant red crown and nothing on the throat."
Through many emails, I have now (as of Wed. 8/18/10) ruled out the possibility that this bird is a color-marked RTHU from further north, especially Canada (fide Jacques Turgeon from Quebec and Cindy Cartwright from Ontario). So the question remains, could this bird possibly have been an Anna's with an unusual molt pattern. We may never know, unless this bird is sighted again, since apparently there were no pix taken in McKeesport.
|Berks Co. -- Adult Male Rufous in the suburbs
FO 9/late/10 ↔ LO Same Day
In November 2011, I learned on the Network 54 Hummingbird Forum that in her first year of feeding hummers, Carobuzz had a visit from a male Rufous. Carobuzz has informed me that in late Sept. or early Oct. she had a hummer with a "rusty colored head and appropriate brown colors" for a male Rufous. He took a dip in the birdbath, and took a sunbath on the roof of the feeder. "It was ridiculously cute! :) " No images were taken, unfortunately, and the hummer was not seen again. (Net 54 HF and pers.comm CU)
|Berks Co. -- Adult Female Anna's near Shartlesville
BANDED Nov 21, 2010 by Scott W.
FO ~11/1/10 ↔ LO ~ 3/16/11
Geoff Malosh's picture of the Anna's Hummer
Howard Eskin's original photo study of the Anna's Hummer
Howard Eskin's Berks Co. photo study on Sat. Dec. 4th which includes pix of the Anna's Hummer
Howard Eskin's Berks Co. photo study on Thurs. Feb. 3rd, which includes pix of the Anna's Hummer
Howard Eskin's Berks Co. photo study on Sun. Feb. 20th, with comparisons of the new pix with old pix of the Anna's
PSO - PORC photo archive of the Anna's
Mountain Springs Camping Resort - one pic of the Anna's Hummer in 2010 Camp Wildlife
Scott Weidensaul reported on PABIRDS on Sun. Nov 21st that he had just banded PA's first state record Anna's Hummingbird, an adult female, at the home of Renee Gery in the Mountain Springs Campground near Shartlesville. The bird has been coming to a feeder [and now various feeders in the trailer park] since around the end of October or the beginning of November.
Howard Eskin reported on PABIRDS that the Anna's is still visiting the trailer park near Shartlesville through Thurs. Feb. 3, 2011. He also made another photo study that day.
Art Schiavo reported on PABIRDS that he and Fritz Heilman saw the Anna's on Mon Feb 7th and Bob Schutsky reported on PABIRDS that the Anna's was seen between 11 AM and Noon on Tuesday Feb 8th. He also reported that the campground plans to include the hummer on their website in the near future (see link above). Multiple observers reported on PABIRDS that the Anna's was seen on the afternoon of Thurs. Feb 10th.
Howard Eskin reported on PABIRDS that the Anna's is still active at the Mountain Springs Campground and he has posted a new photo study (see link above) with comparisons between new pix from Sunday Feb 20th and older pix over the last several months.
Howard Eskin reported on PABIRDS that the Anna's is still active at the Mountain Springs Campground on Tuesday March 1st, 2011. To the best of my knowledge, she has become only the second documented overwintering hummingbird to stay into March in Pennsylvania!
John Fedak reported on PABIRDS that he and his son saw the Anna's on Sunday March 6th.
Howard Eskin reported on PABIRDS that the Anna's was seen on Sunday morning March 13th.
Scott Weidensaul reported on PABIRDS that the Anna's departed sometime after March 13th. The best estimate is Wednesday March 16th (pers. comm. SW).
|Bucks Co. -- Immature Female Rufous in Yardley
BANDED Dec 16, 2010 by Scott W.
FO ~10/?/10 ↔ LO 01/22/11 (tentative)
Howard Eskin's Photo Study of the Yardley Rufous
Douf Filler's Photos of the Yardley Rufous
There are multiple reports on PABIRDS of an immature female Rufous banded in the yard of Barbara Sullivan in Yardley, Bucks Co. which was banded on Thursday Dec. 16 by Scott Weidensaul. The bird has been present since sometime in October.
Howard Eskin reported on PABIRDS that the Yardley Rufous continues through Friday, Jan 21st. Howard has also informed me that Barb Sullivan last saw the bird tanking up at 5:15 PM on Sat. Jan 22nd (HBE pers.comm.).
|Centre Co. -- Immature Male Rufous in Spring Mills
BANDED Dec 2, 2010 by Sandy L.
FO ~? ↔ LO ?
Sandy Lockerman has informed me that she banded a HY Male Rufous in Spring Mills, Centre Co. on Dec. 2, 2010 (pers comm SL). This was originally posted on PABIRDS in Dec. 2010.
|Delaware Co. -- Immature Male Rufous in Swarthmore
BANDED Oct. 20, 2010 by Nick P.
FO 10/14/10 ↔ LO 10/20/10
David Eberly's photo page of the Selasphorus in Swarthmore
Nick Pulcinella's ebird checklist on the Rufous in Swarthmore on Oct 20th.
Al Guarente reported observing a Selasphorus hummer in the yard of David Eberly in Swarthmore on Oct. 14th. David Eberly subsequently reported that the bird was not seen again until Sun. Oct. 17th and was again seen on the 18th. Nick Pulcinella could not entice the bird into a capture cage for banding as of 10/18. From the pix the bird can be identified as an immature male Rufous.
David Eberly reported on PABIRDS that Nick Pulcinella banded the bird after a 7 hr. capture effort on Wednesday Oct. 20. Nick stated in an email that the bird's ID was confirmed as immature male Rufous.
David Eberly reported on PABIRDS on Oct. 23 that the bird was last observed on Wed. Oct. 20. There was a second "green" hummer feeding on pineapple sage at his home at this time.
|Lancaster Co. -- Immature Male Allen's near Lititz
BANDED Nov. 7, 2010 by Sandy L. and Scott W.
FO ~10/27/10 ↔ LO 11/13/10 (tentative)
Howard Eskin's Picture Gallery of the Lititz Allen's Hummer
Aherns' Picture Gallery of the Lititz Allen's Hummer
Holly Merker's Photo of the Lititz Allen's Hummer
Scott Weidensaul reported on PABIRDS on Mon. Nov. 8th that he and Sandy Lockerman banded another Allen's hummer at the Landis Homes retirement community southeast of Lititz on Sunday Nov. 7th at the home of Mrs. Edith Bailey, a past member of Lancaster Bird Club.
Justin Bosler reported on PABIRDS on Sat. Nov. 13th that the Allen's hummer was last seen at ~9:00 AM that morning after tanking up for about half an hour at the feeder.
|Lebanon Co. -- Immature Male Selasphorus in Grantville
FO 10/10/10 ↔ LO 10/15/10
On Nov. 13th 2011, I learned that Tim Becker had hosted a Selasphorus hummer in October of 2010! The photo below allows identification as an immature male Selasphorus. (PABIRDS and pers.comm. TB)
|Lehigh Co. -- Adult Female Selasphorus in Fountain Hill
FO ~11/10/10 ↔ LO 11/14/10
Howard Eskin's photo study of the Lehigh Co. Selasphorus
Ed Sinkler reported on PABIRDS on Wed. Nov 10th that a hummer was coming to his feeder. Arlene Koch subsequently reported that she observed the bird for a short time that same day and that it was probably a Selasphorus and that the bird had "a lot of markings in the middle of its gorget". Howard Eskin was also there to photograph the bird and we are awaiting those pix.
From Howard Eskin's pix (see above link) the bird can be IDed as an adult female Selasphorus. Scott Weidensaul reported on PABIRDS on Sat. Nov. 13th that he made a banding attempt on Friday Nov. 12th, but the bird could not be captured.
Ed Sinkler reported on PABIRDS on Sun. Nov 14th that the hummer was observed feeding "twice between 7:00 and 7:10 that morning." A second report noted that it "last fed at 8:27 and has not returned."
|Montgomery Co. -- Immature Female Rufous in Bryn Mawr
BANDED Dec 3, 2010 by Nick P.
FO ~10/13/10 ↔ LO ?
Nick Pulcinella reported on PABIRDS on Sat. Dec. 4th that he had banded an immature female Rufous hummer at Gale's home in Bryn Mawr on Friday Dec. 3rd.
Gale Rosenman has informed me that she thinks the hummer was first seen sometime around Oct. 13th, and was last observed on Dec. 9th at 4:30 PM. (pers. comm. GR)
|Montgomery Co. -- Immature Male Selasphorus in Green Lane
FO 10/21/10 ↔ LO 10/21/10
Paul Guris' Selasphorus pix page
Paul Guris reported on PABIRDS on Thursday Oct. 21 that there is a Selasphorus in his yard today. Some pix were obtained, with more hopefully on the way. Paul has told me that he is "pretty sure the bird is a sub-adult male Rufous/Allen's type" (pers.comm. PG).
From the pix it's possible to see that this is a different sub-adult Selasphorus bird than the Delaware Co. hummer above, despite the ~39 mile distance between the sites. (RMP)
Paul has informed me that this Selasphorus "was a one day wonder"! (pers.comm. PG)
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