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Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana Pennsylvania Winter Hummers
2014-2015
Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana flipped

Allegheny Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Pittsburgh
NOT BANDED
FO 12/?/14 ↔ LO ?


Geoff Malosh's Flickr pix of the Phipps Conservatory Selasphorus on Dec 31st.

Geoff Malosh's ebird checklist of the Phipps Conservatory Selasphorus on Sat Jan 10th (pix).

Jack Solomon posted on PABirds on Monday Dec 29th about a Selasphorus hummer in Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh. Jack's post was followed by a forwarded confirmatory email from Ted Floyd, who along with Hannah Floyd and Mary Floyd saw the hummer on that day. Numerous other posts followed including one by Geoff Malosh with a link to his pix from Dec 31st (see above). The best information is that the hummer has been in the Stove Room at Phipps since sometime in early December. The staff is doing everything to keep the hummer alive and well. Banding is still pending as of 1/6/15. Best ID from Geoff's pix is an adult female Selasphorus (probable Rufous).

Bob Mulvihill informed me that on Jan 19, 2015, that at his suggestion the Conservatory opened ventilation windows and the Selasphorus hummer escaped about 10 minutes later. There was a feeder outside, but there is no follow-up information on whether or not this hummer used it. Bob also noted that it was just about finished with its wing molt and that it appeared kind of fat, so hopefully it made an escape south. (RSM private comm)

Bucks Co. -- Immature Male Selasphorus in Buckingham Springs
NOT BANDED
FO 9/12/14 ↔ LO 9/28/14


Bill Keim's Flickr photos of the immature male Selasphorus

Howard Eskin's Photo Study of the immature male Selasphorus on 9/24/14

David Bernstein's ebird checklist on the immature male Selasphorus on 9/26/14

Bill Keim posted on PABirds on Sun Sept 14th that he first observed a Selaspohrus hummingbird coming to his feeder that morning. However, a neighbor saw this hummer at her flowers on Fri Sept 12th. His Flickr pix definitely show an immature male Selasphorus, but it's difficult to tell if it's a Rufous or an Allen's. Two attempts to capture this hummer for banding have failed. On Wednesday Oct 1st, Bill Keim posted that the Selasphorus was last seen on the morning of Sunday Sept 28th.

Bucks Co Selasphorus spreadtail front - photo by Bill Keim
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Bucks Co immature male Selasphorus spreadtail front view.
Photo by and courtesy of Bill Keim.

Butler Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in ?
BANDED 11/17/14 by Bob M.
FO 11/?/14 ↔ LO ?


Bob Mulvihill's Facebook photo of the adult female Rufous in Butler Co on Oct 17th.

Bob Mulvihill posted posted on PABirds and on Facebook that he banded an adult female Rufous on Mon. Nov 17th. This RUHU weighed 3.8 grams and was in the "same stage of wing molt" as the Mercer Co RUHU.

Chester Co. -- Rufous in Landenberg
NOT BANDED
FO ?/14 ↔ LO ?


On Nov 16, 2015 I discovered an ebird checklist - S20631495 - since deleted (the next day) which listed an observation by Mike Defina and Brian Quindlen of a continuing Rufous hummer on Sat Nov 22, 2015 at 8 Springer Ln (really Springer Way according to Mapquest) in Landenberg, very near the Delaware and Maryland borders. A vidcap was to be posted shortly thereafter, but it was not found!

Chester Co Rufous ebird checklist (edited) by Mike Defina
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Chester Co Rufous ebird checklist (edited).
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Erie Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Albion
BANDED 10/9/14 by Bob M.
FO 10/1/14 ↔ LO ?


Bob Mulvihill's Facebook album of the adult female Rufous in Albion on Oct 9th.

Flickr album of the adult female Rufous in Albion by mjlipinski.

Bob Mulvihill posted on PABirds and Facebook that he banded an adult female Rufous at the home of Mike and Wendy Lipinski in Albion on Thurs Oct 9th.

Erie Co Rufous front hover - photo by Mike Lipinski
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Erie Co Rufous front hover.
Photo by and courtesy of Mike Lipinski.

Lancaster Co. -- Immature Male Rufous in Akron
BANDED 11/16/14 by Sandy L.
FO 11/15/14 ↔ LO 11/21/14


Rick Robinson's ebird checklist from Nov 21st.

Bruce Carl posted on PABirds that Sandy Lockerman banded an immature male Rufous at his residence in Akron on Sun. Nov 16th. Bruce posted that the last reported sighting was Friday 11/21 around noontime with someone watching between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm on Friday with no success.

Lancaster Co Rufous perched - by Nick P
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Lancaster Co Rufous perched.
Photo by Nick Pulcinella and courtesy of Bruce Carl.

Mercer Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in ?
BANDED 11/15/14 by Bob M.
FO 11/?/14 ↔ LO ?


Bob Mulvihill's Facebook photo of the adult female Rufous in Mercer Co on Oct 15th.

Steve Sanford posted on PABirds and Bob Mulvihill posted on Facebook that he banded an adult female Rufous at the home of Neil Troyer's aunt about 5 miles from Neil's house (hummer host from last season) on Sat. Nov 15th. This RUHU weighed 3.5 grams and had nearly completed post-breeding molt (suspended with the outer 2 primaries and a few inner secondaries not replaced).

Montogmery Co. -- Immature Male Selasphorus in Montgomery Township
NOT BANDED
FO ~9/30/14 ↔ LO 10/28/14


Montgomery Co Historical Data ebird checklist S20534270

Thanks to August Mirabella, I received info and pix on an obvious immature male Selasphorus (probably a Rufous) at an unknown location in Montgomery Township which first showed up in mid-October. The pictures show an immature male with an obvious rufous back and tail, indicating a definite Selasphorus and probable Rufous. The hosts declined banding and visitors.

An ebird checklist - S20534270 - see link above - I just discovered on Nov 18, 2015 states that this bird was ID by Scott W as an immature male RUHU from vidcaps.

Montgomery Co Rufous front perch - vidcap sent by Augie Mirabella
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Montgomery Co Selasphorus front hover.
Vidcap courtesy of August Mirabella.

Somerset Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Rockwood
BANDED 11/30/14 by Bob M.
FO 11/?/14 ↔ LO ?


Bob Mulvihill's Facebook album of the adult female Rufous in Rockwood on Oct 30th.

Bob Mulvihill posted posted on Facebook that he banded an adult female Rufous at the home of Kirk Rhome on Sun. Nov 30th.



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