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Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana Pennsylvania Winter Hummers
2016-2017
Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana flipped

Allegheny Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Pittsburgh
BANDED 11/29/16 by Bob M
FO 11/18/16 ↔ LO 12/15/16


On Tues Nov 29th, Bob Mulvihill posted on Fb that he banded an adult female Rufous in the Brookline section of Pittsburgh, at the home of Lori Maggio, who is a good photographer of the downtown Pgh Peregrines. Lori has reported the RUHU LOed @ 4:44 PM on Dec 15th. (eml)

Allegheny Co - Brookline Rufous on feeder - photo by Lori and Diane
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Allegheny Co adult female Rufous on feeder.
Photo by Lori and Diane and courtesy of Bob Mulvihill.


Allegheny Co Rufous on feeder - photo by Lori M
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Allegheny Co adult female Rufous on feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of Lori Maggio.

Berks Co. -- Imm Male Rufous in Mohnton/Knauers
BANDED 11/11/16 by Sandy L
FO 11/8/16 ↔ LO 12/25/16


Mike Slater's eBird checklist - Sun Nov 20th - with photos

Mike Slater's eBird checklist - Tues Dec 6th - with photos

Mike Slater's Google Plus - Tues Dec 6th - with photos

Mike Slater's eBird checklist - Sun Dec 25th - with photo

Scott Weidensaul posted on PABirds that a Selasphorus showed up in a yard in Berks Co on the morning of Tuesday Nov 8th. And Scott has informed me that Sandy Lockerman banded a hatch-year female (actually male) Rufous on the afternoon of Friday Nov 11th. No other details were available then. However, on Sun Nov 13th, Mike Slater posted on Facebook that Sandy had addressed the Baird Ornithological Club on Friday and stated that the banded RUHU was in his neighborhood. And that he had observed and photographed an obvious Selasphorus that same Sun morning in his yard. Presumably, this was the same hummer, but that will await further verification.

On Monday Nov 14th, Mike Slater posted on Facebook that the hummer at his house was absent Sunday evening Nov 13th during a banding attempt (but subsequently found out that it WAS present at the other location in town at that time). And it was present at both locations early Monday morning. Mike also posted 2 photos showing the band on the hummer's right leg - see below. And Mike posted on Fb on Tues Nov 15th that Sandy had recaptured the hummer at his place and confirmed it as the same HY-M (MALE) RUHU banded previously about a mile away last Friday.

On Tues Dec 6th, Mike Slater posted on PABirds that the banded HY-M RUHU continues at his location, along with links to photos on both google and eBird. Again on Mon Dec 12th, Mike posted more photos of 'Spot' on Fb. Mike also IM on Fb that the hummer tanked up late on Sunday Dec 18th. Then again on Christmas Sunday, Mike posted an early morning photo of 'Spot' on Fb and eB, but a subsequent comment in Fb indicated that the RUHU was not seen again that day after fueling up around 8:29 AM.

Berks Co Rufous in shrub - photo by Mike Slater
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Berks Co Selasphorus in shrub.
Photo by and courtesy of Mike Slater.


Berks Co banded Rufous on feeder - photo by Mike Slater
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Berks Co banded hummer on feeder showing band on Monday Nov 14th.
Photo by and courtesy of Mike Slater.


Berks Co Rufous on feeder on Nov 15th - photo by Mike Slater
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Berks Co HY-M Rufous on feeder showing band on Nov 15th.
Photo by and courtesy of Mike Slater.

Berks Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Bernville
BANDED 12/1/16 by Scott W
FO early fall/16 ↔ LO 12/10/16


On Thur Dec 1st Scott Weidensaul posted on PABirds that he banded an adult female Rufous in Bernville at a location where another Selasphorus might have also been present for a time. Hummer was LOed Sat Dec 10th according to Scott (eml).

Berks Co. -- Imm Male Calliope in Robesonia
BANDED 12/6/16 by Scott W
FO 11/5/16 ↔ LO 12/10/16


On Tues Dec 6th Scott Weidensaul posted on PABirds that he had banded an immature male Calliope in Robesonia where it's been coming to a feeder since Nov 5th. Scott also noted that the CAHU had a heavy fat load. AND there's a distinct possibility that this is the same CAHU seen in Montgomery Co earlier.

Mike Slater IMed on Fb on Sun Dec 18th that the host of the CAHU in Berks Co called Jack Holcomb's radio show (WEEU-830AM) on Saturday morning and gave an LO date of Sat Dec 10th.

Berks Co CAHU inhand - photo by Scott W
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Berks Co HY male Calliope inhand.
Photo by and courtesy of Scott Weidensaul.

Columbia Co. -- Selasphorus in Unknown Locale
BANDED ? date by Sandy L
FO ?/?/16 ↔ LO /?


Sandy Lockerman posted on PABirds on Sunday Nov 6th that she had previously banded a Selasphorus in Columbia Co. The only additional info that I have is that it was in SW Columbia Co. Assuming this was a Rufous would make this the first banding of a RUHU in Columbia Co PA and I have updated the map accordingly.

Greene Co. -- Possible Selasphorus in Jefferson
NOT BANDED
FO 10/26/16 ↔ LO 11/15/16


On Tues Nov 15, Sandy Hoy Walters posted a picture of a hummer on a feeder in Greene Co. The photo is inconclusive for ID, but since it's mid-November, RTHU can be most likely ruled out. And Sandy subsequently informed me (Fb) that the hummer was mostly green and last seen that same day, after having been present since Oct 26th.

Juniata Co. -- Selasphorus in Oakland Mills
NOT BANDED
FO 8/17/16 ↔ LO 8/17/16


Chad Kauffman posted on PaBirds on Thurs Aug 18 that Aden Troyer reported (by phone) a probable Selasphorus in his yard the evening of Wed Aug 17th. The hummer was observed thru binocs and scope with a peach-colored chest - brighter on the sides than in the center, short bill and wings, and brownish forehead. Throat was pure-white with small green spots (sounds like stippling). No description of tail except for white tips. There were no photos, but Aden was confident in the ID as a Selasphorus.

Lancaster Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Quarryville
ALREADY BANDED
FO 10/8/16 ↔ LO 12/15/16


Article on the returnee Rufous in Quarryville by Ad Crable in Lancaster Online
The article includes pix and a video by Andy McGann.

Andy McGann's 2015 video of the Quarryville return Rufous

Scott Weidensaul posted on PaBirds on Sunday Oct 9th that he had recaptured a returnee adult female Rufous at the home of Terri and Doug Elvey which he had banded at the same location last year in November. This RUHU was FOed this year on Sat Oct 8th.

Scott posted on PAB on Fri Nov 11th and again on Wed Nov 30th that the returnee Rufous continues at the Elveys' residence.

Terri Elvey informed me that the RUHU was seen the morning of Thur Dec 15th (eml), but it was not seen on the SoLanCo CBC that weekend - reported by Alex Lamoreaux on Fb and Bob Schutsky on the Southern Lancaster final report on PABirds on Dec 25th.

Lanc Co returnee Rufous near feeder - photo by Carole Olivieri Hullinger
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Quarryville adult female returnee Rufous near feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of Carole Olivieri Hullinger.

Lancaster Co. -- Immature Male Rufous in Denver
BANDED 10/12/16 by Sandy L.
FO 10/5/16 ↔ LO 3/14/17
CBC Hummer


Sandy Lockerman posted on PaBirds on Wednesday Oct 12th that she banded an immature male RUHU at the home of Delmas and Ruth Witmer, the same location which hosted the Bahama Woodstar in the spring of 2013.

I received new photos from Ruth after Christmas, including the spreadtail shot below.

On Sunday Jan 1st, Mereidth Lombard posted that the HY-M RUHU in Denver was counted on the Lititz CBC, and that he's visiting 2 different feeders in Denver. And on Sun Jan 15th, Pamela Fisher posted on PABirds that she saw this RUHU in Stevens PA near Denver.

Ruth has informed me that the imm male RUHU is still present as of March 1, 2017, but was last seen the night of March 14th. (eml)

Lancaster Co Rufous flying - photo by Ruth Witmer
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Lancaster Co imm male Rufous flying.
Photo by and courtesy of Ruth Witmer.


Lancaster Co Rufous spreadtail - Dec - photo by Ruth Witmer
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Lancaster Co imm male Rufous spreadtail in December.
Photo by and courtesy of Ruth Witmer.


Lancaster Co Rufous bathing - Feb 18th - photo by Ruth Witmer
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Lancaster Co 2nd-yr male Rufous bathing on Feb 18th.
Photo by and courtesy of Ruth Witmer.

Lycoming Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Montgomery/Elimsport
BANDED 11/25/16 by Wayne L
FO 10/25/16 ↔ LO 12/27/16
CBC Hummer


David Brown of Lycoming Audubon posted pix on Facebook 'Winter Hummingbirds' group of an obvious adult female Selasphorus. No locale was given. Banding was scheduled.

A first banding attempt was unsuccessful on Wed Oct 26th, according to Fb posts both in Lycoming Audubon and by the humhostess, Lisa Geisler Strouse. Lisa said that the hummer did enter the trap several times, but exited before the door could close.

David Brown posted on Fb 'Winter Hummingbirds" group on Mon Nov 14th that the hummer eluded capture while a bander was present on Sun Nov 13th.

Lisa posted a photo of the hummer on her feeder on Fb on Wed Nov 23rd, and Stephen Pinkerton posted photos from the banding by Wayne Laubscher on Fb on Friday Nov 25th, which Wayne also posted on PABirds. Lisa posted a photo and video of the hummer on her feeder on Fb on Wed Dec 7th., and more photos on Sat. Dec 17th. And Lisa posted on Fb that her RUHU was seen on Christmas Sunday.

David Brown posted a photo on Fb on Tues Dec 27th of the RUHU in Montgomery, confirming it for the (postponed) CBC! And LGS posted on Fb that that was the last sighting of the RUHU.

Lycoming Co Rufous on feeder - photo by David Brown
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Lycoming Co adult female Rufous on feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of David Brown.


Lycoming Co Rufous near feeder - CBC photo by David Brown
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Lycoming Co adult female Rufous near feeder on CBC day.
Photo by and courtesy of David Brown.


Lycoming Co. -- Adult Female Blackchinned in Montoursville
BANDED 11/12/16 by Wayne L
FO 11/11/16 ↔ LO 11/15/16


David Brown's video of the BCHU at his place (Facebook)

Bobby Brown posted photos on Facebook Winter Hummingbirds of a probable female Black-chinned on Fri & Sat Nov 11-12. The hummer was banded the morning of Sat Nov 12th by Wayne Laubscher. Photo and info also on Lycoming Co Audubon Fb page. Photo and video on Winter Hummingbirds Fb page. ID now confirmed as adult female BCHU on Sun Nov 13th. And David Brown has made multiple posts on PaBirds indicating that the BCHU is at his residence, and continues on Sun Nov 13th. Deb Brown posted on Fb that the BCHU continues on Mon Nov 14th. However both Dave and Deb have posted on Fb that the BCHU was last seen the morning of Tues Nov 15th (tentatively).

Note the wing/tail ratio and the club-shaped outer primaries in the photo below.

Lycoming Co Blackchin on hand - photo by Bobby Brown
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Lycoming Co adult female Blackchin on hand.
Photo by and courtesy of Bobby Brown.

Monroe Co. -- Adult Female Selasphorus in East Stroudsburg
NOT BANDED
FO 8/1/16 ↔ LO 8/1/16


Alex Lamoreaux posted on PA Birders Facebook group (on Monday Aug 1st) that Jill from East Stroudsburg had sent him 2 cell phone images of what appears to be an adult female Selasphorus hummer. A banding session was aborted for Wed Aug 3rd, since the hummer was not seen on Tues Aug 2nd.

 Monroe Co Selasphorus near feeder - photo by Jill T
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Monroe Co Selasphorus near feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of Jill.


 Monroe Co Selasphorus on feeder - photo by Jill T
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Monroe Co Selasphorus on feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of Jill.


Montogmery Co. -- Immature Male Calliope in Eagleville
NOT BANDED
FO 10/31/16 ↔ LO /11/1/16



Anthony "Birdman" Uhrich's Flickr photos of his CAHU.

Overnight on Nov 1, 2015, Anthony "Birdman" Uhrich posted a photo of an apparent immature male Calliope on Facebook. CAHU was feeding on Salvia elegans 'Pineapple Sage'. Anthony also posted on PaBirds and Facebook on Wednesday Nov 2nd that the CAHU was last seen the morning of Nov 1st.

Montgomery Co Calliope feeding on Pineapple Sage - photo by Anthony Birdman
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Montgomery Co immature male Calliope feeding on Salvia elegans.
Photo by and courtesy of Anthony Birdman.

Northampton Co. -- Imm Female Rufous in Hellertown
BANDED 12/14/16 by Sandy L
FO Sept 2016 ↔ LO 12/15/16


According to Scott Weidensaul (emls), Sandy Lockerman banded a HY female Rufous in Hellertown on Dec 14th. The RUHU was present since September and was LOed Dec 15th. (AK eml)

Northumberland Co. -- Adult Female Rufous south of Sunbury
BANDED 11/27/16 by Sandy L
FO ?/16 ↔ LO /?


On Sun Nov 27th, Sandy Lockerman posted on Pa Birders group on Fb that she banded an adult female Rufous just south of Sunbury, and that there were 2 more hummers in the area avoiding the trap.

Schuylkill Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Orwigsburg
BANDED 12/2/16 by Scott W
FO early fall/16 ↔ LO /?


On Sun Dec 4th Scott Weidensaul posted on PABirds that he banded an adult female Rufous at the home of Barbara Lafko in Orwigsburg, where he had previously banded a late RTHU in Nov 2011.This RUHU was present at Christmas according to the latest report. (SW-eml)

Union Co. -- Female Rufous near Lewisburg
NOT BANDED
FO 10/21/16 ↔ LO 11/16/16


Brent Bacon posted a series of photos on Facebook which Scott Weidensaul has IDed as a female Selasphorus. Could be immature or adult, age identification will have to await banding. A banding attempt on Wed Oct 26th by Sandy Lockerman was not successful. Photos below are on Oct 24th and Oct 29th.

Brent informed me that his Selasphorus was last seen on Sunday Oct 30th, but then reposted on Sunday evening Nov 6th that his wife saw the hummer on Friday and it was also seen that same day (Fb). He subsequently informed me that a 2nd banding attempt by Sandy L at midday on Sat Nov 12th did not succeed, but the hummer is consistently being seen at daybreak.

Wayne Laubscher posted on PABirds on Sun Nov 20th that the spreadtail image below IDs this Selasphorus as a Rufous (as did Alex Lamoreuax on Fb) and that Brent's hummer was LOed several days earlier. And Brent posted on Fb and also informed me personally that the Rufous was last seen the afternoon of Wed Nov 16th.

Union Co Rufous front view - photo by Brent Bacon
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Union Co. female Selasphorus flying on Oct 24th.
Photo by and courtesy of Brent Bacon.


Union Co Rufous tail view - photo by Brent Bacon
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Union Co. female Selasphorus flying on Oct 29th showing rufous on the rectrices.
Photo by and courtesy of Brent Bacon.


Union Co Rufous spreadtail view - photo by Brent Bacon
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Union Co. female Rufous flying on Nov 16th showing rectrices.
This photo with the wide R5s and notched R2s indicates it's a Rufous!
Photo by and courtesy of Brent Bacon.

York Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Dover
BANDED 11/5/16 by Sandy L
FO ?//16 ↔ LO /?


On Sunday Nov 6th, Sandy Lockerman posted on PABirds that she banded an adult female Rufous in Dover, York CO on Sat. Nov 5th.


York Co. -- Selasphorus in York
NOT BANDED
FO 11/2/16 ↔ LO 11/3?/16

York Co. -- Immature Female Anna's in York
NOT BANDED
FO 11/4/16 ↔ LO 11/14/16




eBird Checklist by Harold A Davis on Thurs Nov 10th

Andy McGann's Vimeo Video of the Anna's in York (7:07)

Meredith Lombard's video of the ANHU in York (0:56)

On Monday Nov 7th, Scott Weidensaul posted on PABirds that he had observed and confirmed a juvenile female Anna's at the residence of Greg Smith in York, PA. The ANHU had been present since Friday Nov 4th, and had apparently chased off a Selasphorus which had been first observed on Wed Nov 2nd.

Quotes from Scott's PABirds post:
"I was able to confirm -- but not band -- a female Anna's hummingbird in York, PA, today that has been present since Friday (having apparently chased off a Rufous/Allen's that had been there since Wednesday). This would be Pennsylvania's second record ANHU, after a female that was banded and overwintered in Berks County in 2010-11."
"The bird appears to be a juvenile female. It exhibits the dusky flanks with greenish spangles typical of an ANHU, along with a relatively short, straight bill; dusky markings on the undertail coverts; and overall "cold" coloration with no rufous or peach tones. The bird lacks a central gorget patch of reddish iridescent feathers common on adult females, although there is an indistinct dusky patch."

Multiple reports on Facebook and PABirds place the LO date of the ANHU as Mon Nov 14th.

York Co Anna's perched - vidcap from video by Ted Nichols II
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York Co immature female Anna's perched on Nov 8th.
Vidcap from video by and courtesy of Ted Nichols II.


York Co ANHU - gorget - photo by Mike Shull
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York Co juvenile female Anna's showing gorget spot on Nov 8th.
Photo by and courtesy of Mike Shull.


York Anna's on shrub - photo by Barry Blust
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York female Anna's on shrub.
Photo by and courtesy of Barry Blust.


ANHU - vidcap of gorget - video by Andy McGann
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York female Anna's gorget.
Vidcap from video by and courtesy of Andy McGann.



Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana Maryland Winter Hummers
2016-2017
Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana flipped

Frederick Co MD -- Female Rufous in Rocky Ridge
NOT BANDED
FO 10/16/16 ↔ LO 4/3/17


Storm Simms has posted multiple photos and videos of her Rufous "Shaka Kahn" on Fb Winter Hummingbirds group.

This RUHU continues into March 2017. Storm posted a video of Shaka Kahn dated 1/22/17 on Jan 29th, a second video dated 1/31/17 on Feb 2nd, a third video on Feb 4th, a fourth video on Feb 11th, a fifth video dated Feb 14th on Friday Feb 17th, a sixth video on Feb 22nd, and a photo dated March 1st, and a photo dated March 6th, before Shaka was last seen on March 7th. However, that turned out to be a temporary absence since Shaka was seen again and photographed on Saturday March 18th.

A photo below taken around March 6th shows the rufous bases of Shaka's rectrices, confirming the ID as a Selasphorus, and probable Rufous. Pix on Fb from April 1st and 2nd confirm Shaka as an April continuing Selasphorus.

Storm posted on Fb on Tues April 4th, that she got video of Shaka on Monday morning April 3rd, but she was not seen again.

Frederick Co Rufous on feeder - photo by StormSimms
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"Shaka Kahn" - Frederick Co female Rufous on feeder Dec 17th.
Photo by and courtesy of Storm Simms.


Frederick Co Rufous on feeder around March 6th showing rectrices - photo by StormSimms
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"Shaka Kahn" - Frederick Co female Rufous on feeder around March 6th, showing rufous bases of her rectrices.
This photo confirms the ID as Selasphorus and probable Rufous.
Photo by and courtesy of Storm Simms.


Frederick Co Rufous on feeder March 18th - photo by StormSimms
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"Shaka Kahn" - Frederick Co female Rufous on feeder March 18th.
Photo by and courtesy of Storm Simms.


Frederick Co Rufous on feeder April 1st - photo by StormSimms
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"Shaka Kahn" - Frederick Co female Rufous on feeder April 1st.
Comparison of March 18th and April 1st photos shows ongoing gorget molt/development.
Photo by and courtesy of Storm Simms.



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