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Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana Pennsylvania Winter Hummers
2015-2016
Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana flipped

Adams Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Buchanan Valley
BANDED 10/15/15 by Sandy L.
FO 10/3/15 ↔ LO 1/20/16


Bob Ferguson's blog entry about seeing the Siefkens' RUHU.

Scott Weidensaul posted on PABirds on Thursday Oct 15th on behalf of Sandy Lockerman that she had banded an adult female Rufous in Adams Co. at the home of Ralph and Deb Siefken. The bird was first seen on Oct 3rd (Priv Message DS). On Mon Oct 19th, Bill Oyler posted a forwarded email from Deb Siefken which stated that although their address is Orrtanna, they live in Buchanan Valley.

Deb Siefken informed me that the Rufous continues through Saturday Jan. 16th 2016! And they have a new enclosed heated 'feederhouse' to shelter the RUHU. Pix on Facebook Hums Anon and Winter Hums groups. The final update is that the Siefkens left on vacation on Jan 20th, and Deb saw the RUHU that morning, and it was seen again later that day by Bob Oyler, but not again.(eml DS)

Adams Co Rufous gorget-banding photo by Linette Mansberger
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Adams Co adult female Rufous' gorget during banding.
Photo by and courtesy of Linette Mansberger.


Adams Co Rufous perched - photo by Ted Nichols II
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Adams Co adult female Rufous perched on Sat 10/17/15.
Digiscoped photo by and courtesy of Ted Nichols II.
Photo originally posted on PA Birders Photography Group on Facebook.



Cambria Co.-- Adult Female Rufous in Carrolltown
BANDED 10/19/15 by Bob M
FO ~10/5/15 ↔ LO 10/21/15


Bob Mulvihill posted on his Facebook page that he banded an adult female Rufous at the home of Bob and Winnie Buck-Illig in Carrolltown on Mon Oct 19th (with pix). On Tuesday Oct 20th, Winnie Buck-Illig also posted on Facebook on Pa Birders about the banding along with more pix. And Winnie informed me by Fb IM that the RUHU was last seen the morning of Wed Oct 21st.
Cambria Co Rufous near feeder - photo by Bob and Winnie Buck-Illig
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Cambria Co adult female Rufous near feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of the Buck-Illigs.

Chester Co. -- Adult Male Rufous in Elverson
BANDED 11/13/15 by Nick P.
FO 11/12/15 ↔ LO 11/17/15


Holly Merker's ebird Checklist with photos of the Elverson RUHU

Brian Quindlen's ebird Checklist with a photo of the Elverson RUHU

Mike Slater posted on Facebook on Sun Nov 15th, a beautiful picture of an adult male Rufous in Elverson. In a comment with the picture, Mike said that this hummer came in on Thurs Nov 12th.

Scott Weidensaul informed me by email that Nick Pulcinella banded this hummer within hours of its arrival, and Nick confirmed that by PM on Fb. And Holly Merker informed me that the RUHU was last seen @ 4:55 PM on Tues Nov 17th. (eml HM)

Chester Co Rufous on feeder - photo by Mike Slater
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Chester Co adult male Rufous on feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of Holly Merker.

Cumberland Co. -- Selasphorus in undisclosed locale
NOT BANDED
FO 11/12/15 ↔ LO 11/12/15


There was a single sighting of a Selasphorus hummers at salvias in Cumberland Co on Nov 12th. Feeders were hung, but there were no subsequent sightings. (Eml-SW)

Dauphin Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Lykens
BANDED 10/18/15 by Sandy L.
FO ? Sept 2015 ↔ LO ?


Debra Straub posted on Pa Birders on Facebook the picture below, which eventually led Sandy Lockerman to band the adult female Rufous on Sunday Oct 18th at the home of John & Debra Straub in Lykens, PA. The FO date is in question as the bird has been around since September and the ID as non-Rubythroat was late in the making.

Debra has informed me that the Rufous is continuing through mid-November. (Fb IM-DS)

Dauphin Co Rufous on feeder - photo by Deb Straub
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Dauphin Co adult female Rufous on feeder on Oct 1st.
Photo by and courtesy of Deb Straub.

Dauphin Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Lykens
BANDED 11/20/15 by Scott W and Sandy & Gary L
FO late Oct/15 ↔ LO 1/4/16


Alex Lamoreaux' ebird checklist with a photo of "Nutmeg".

Scott Weidensaul posted on PABirds on Friday Nov 20th that he and Sandy and Gary Lockerman banded an adult female Rufous at the home of Ethel Sherman in Lykens. This is at the other end of town from the previously banded RUHU in Lykens this season, and there had been observations of at least 2 and possibly 3 hummers at this site in late Oct., leading to the speculation that one of those may have been the previously banded bird.

Ethel has named her Rufous "Miss Nutmeg". (Eml ES)

Central Pa Birdline post on PABirds on Dec 16th (dated Dec 17) noted that this RUHU contined through Dec 13th.

Ethel has informed me that at least 1 and possibly 2 hummers continue thru Jan 1st; and subsequently was last seen fueluing up on Jan 4th. (eml ES)

Dauphin Co Rufous inhand - photo by Scott W
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Dauphin Co adult female Rufous inhand at banding.
Photo by Scott Weidensaul and courtesy of Ethel Sherman.


Dauphin Co Rufous on feeder - photo by Ethel S
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Dauphin Co adult female Rufous on feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of Ethel Sherman.


Dauphin Co Rufous near feeder - photo by Ethel S
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Dauphin Co adult female Rufous flying to feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of Ethel Sherman.

Delaware Co. -- Unidentified (so far) hummer in Aston
NOT BANDED
FO 12/24/15 ↔ LO 12/24/15


Joanne Italiano posted on Facebook in Pa Birders Photography group on Sunday Dec 27th that her father saw a hummer buzzing a feeder location outside his kitchen window (no feeder hanging) on Thurs Dec 24th. Awaiting further info.

Jefferson Co. -- Immature Male Rufous near Brookville
BANDED 10/18/15 by Bob L..
FO 8/2/15 ↔ LO 11/8/15


Tim Schreckengost's Facebook video of the Jefferson Co RUHU - FB users only.

Carole Winslow posted on PABirds on Fri Oct 16th that she had received photos of a Selasphrous hummer near Brookville. Bob Mulvihill posted on Facebook on Sun Oct 18th that he had banded an immature male Rufous at the home of Vicky M on Sat Oct 17th.

Vicky informed me by email on Sun Nov 1st that her RUHU was still there and that quite a few visitors had seen him. And Andy Keister posted on PaBirds on Thurs Nov 5th that he had observed the RUHU for 20 min that afternoon. And Vicky subsequently emailed me on Mon Nov 9th with the news that the Rufous was last seen around 2 PM on Sunday Nov 8th, after feeding somewhat heavily.

Jefferson Co Rufous on feeder - photo by Vicky McG
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Jefferson Co Immature male Rufous on feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of Vicky M.


Jefferson Co Rufous on feeder - photo by Vicky McG
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Jefferson Co immature male Rufous on feeder showing gorget.
Photo by and courtesy of Vicky M.

Lancaster Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Quarryville
BANDED 11/25/15 by Scott W
FO mid-Oct/15 ↔ LO 12/11/15


Andy McGann's video (with slow motion) of the Quarryville RUHU

Ted Nichols II's photo of the Quarryville RUHU in PA Birders Photography on Facebook

Scott Weidensaul posted on PABirds on Thurs Nov 26th that he banded an adult female Rufous hummingbird at the home of Doug and Terri Elvey in Quarryville on Wed. Nov 25th.

Terri Elvey informed me that the RUHU continued at her feeders as of Wed morning, Dec 9th, but was last seen Friday Dec 11th. (Emls TE)

Lancaster Co Rufous near feeder - photo by ML
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Lancaster Co adult female Rufous near feeder.
Photo by Meredith Lombard and courtesy of Scott Weidensaul.


Lancaster Co Rufous on feeder - photo by ML - 11/24/15
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Lancaster Co adult female Rufous on feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of Meredith Lombard.

Lehigh Co. -- Adult Female Rufous near Slatington
BANDED 10/20/15 by Scott W.
FO 8/14/15 ↔ LO 8/21/15


John Good's ebird checklist with pix of the Lehigh Co Rufous

Scott Weidensaul posted on PABirds on Wed Oct 21st that he had banded an adult female Rufous at a home (on Best Station Rd) near Slatington on Tues Oct 20th.

Lehigh Co hummer on feeder - photo by John Good
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Lehigh Co hummer on feeder - October 16th.
Photo by and courtesy of John Good.

Luzerne Co. -- Adult Male Rufous in Slocum Township
NOT BANDED
FO 8/1/15 ↔ LO 8/2/15


Sandy Goodwin posted on PABirds on Mon Aug 3rd that there was a beautiful Selaspohrus hummingbird observed at the home of Anthony and Berniece Ziniewicz on the first weekend of August. Unfortunately, this hummer left on Sunday before a bander had arrived. Scott Weidensaul confirmed the ID as Rufous by pictures. And the pix indicate an adult male Rufous. This is the second RUHU at the Ziniewicz residence - they hosted an adult female RUHU in Oct 2012.

Luzerne Co Rufous on feeder - photo by Berniece Ziniewicz
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Luzerne Co adult male Rufous on feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of Berniece Ziniewicz.

Lycoming Co. -- Late RTHU near Pennsdale
NOT BANDED
FO 11/1/15 ↔ LO 11/2/15


David Brown posted on PABirds on Mon Nov 2nd that he had photographed what appeared to be a late RTHU in Lycoming Co. This hummer was seen all day Sunday Nov 1st, then Monday morning between 8-9am, but not afterwards. He also posted an ebird checklist with pix. And he also posted those pix on his Facebook page. Two banders have questioned the width of the outer primaries on this hummer, so it could possibly be a non-RTHU. If not RTHU, Anna's would seem to be a possible alternative ID.

Sheri Williamson commented by Fb IM to me that this hummer's "P10 would be much too narrow for Black-chinned but not for Ruby-throated, and everything I can see in the photos is consistent with that ID."

David Brown is VP of Lycoming Audubon.

Lycoming Co hummer on feeder - photo by David Brown
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Lycoming Co hummer on feeder - November 2nd.
Photo by and courtesy of David Brown.

Montgomery Co. -- Immature Female Rufous in Willow Grove
BANDED 11/30/15 by Sandy L.
FO 11/20/15 ↔ LO ?


Sandy Lockerman posted on PABirds on Monday Nov 30th that she banded an immature female Rufous in the Willow Grove area of Montgomery Co that morning.



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