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Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana Pennsylvania Winter Hummers
2017-2018
Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana flipped


Lancaster Co. -- Adult Female Rufous in Quarryville - a 3-peat hummer
ALREADY BANDED
FO Early August/17 ↔ LO ?



On Mon Aug 21st, Scott Weidensaul posted on PABirds that he caught and confirmed as a 3rd-yr returnee a banded adult female Rufous in Quarryville at the home of Doug & Terri Elvey. This hummer was first noticed as "different" in early August but not reported as a Selasphorus until August 14th. Scott believes that this is PA's 1st 3-yr returnee, and I concur!

The RUHU was still present as of Thurs Oct 12th as reported by Terri (email).

On Fri Oct 27th, Bob Schutsky posted on PABirds that he and his wife visited the Elveys and observed the RUHU.

Lancaser Co - Quarryville Rufous in-hand - photo by Terri Elvey
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Quarryville 3-peat Rufous, in-hand during band check.
Photo by and courtesy of Terri Elvey.

Lehigh Co. -- Adult Male Rufous near Slatington
BANDED 11/10/17 by Sandy L
FO 11/9/17 ↔ LO ?


Sandy Lockerman posted on Fb on Friday Nov 10th, a photo of an adult male Rufous which she banded that same day - posted on Pa Birders and Winter Hummingbirds groups. Later the same day she posted on PAbirds that this is the same location where Scott W banded a RUHU in Oct 2015.

PABirds post on adult male RUHU by Sandy Lockerman
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PABirds post by Sandy Lockerman

Montgomery Co. -- Hatch-Year Female Rufous in Collegeville
BANDED 11/4/17 by Sandy L
FO 10/24/17 ↔ LO 11/4/17 (provsnl)


On Saturday, Nov 4th, Sandy Lockerman posted on Fb on both PA Birders and Winter Hummingbirds groups that she banded an immature female Rufous in Collegeville. Included was an inhand photo during banding. Previous photos of this hummer had been posted on Fb by Donna Bengen who is the sister of the humhostess Denise Angle.

Both Donna and Denise commented on Fb that the RUHU was last seen after banding, and this has been updated to include up til Mon morning the 6th.

Montgo Co RUHU on feeder - photo by Donna Bengen
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Montgomery Co Rufous on feeder showing central gorget feathers.
Photo by and courtesy of Donna Bengen.


Montgo Co banded Rufous spreadtail banding photo by Denise Angle
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Montgomery Co banded Rufous spreadtail.
Photo by and courtesy of Denise Angle.

Union Co. -- Imm Male Rubythroat in Lewisburg
BANDED 10/18/17 by Sandy L
FO 10/16/17 ↔ LO 10/19/17


Brent Bacon posted on Fb on Oct 16th and 17th photos of a ping-pong ball shaped hummer feeding on pineapple sage in his yard. He again posted in-hand photos of the humbanding by Sandy Lockerman as a HY-F Calliope on Wed Oct 18th. Sandy L also posted the CAHU-??? banding on PABirds.

On Thursday, Oct 19th, Sandy Lockerman posted this on PABirds: "There is a growing amount of doubt as to the species of hummingbird in Lewisburg. Discussions are occurring with banders with more experience with Calliopes. An attempt is being made to retrap the bird for another look at additional characteristics on the bird. I will post again when a decision is made."

Additionally, I sent Sheri Williamson the links to Brent's comparison pix from 9/30 and 10/17 and the banding pix (in-hand) posted by Sandy Lockerman. Here are Sheri's responses:
Re: Comparison Pix -- Um, I'm not seeing a Calliope in any of those photos. :(
Re: Banding Pix -- Definitely not a Calliope. Sandy should check the measurements against normal ranges for the two species.

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW: The ID has been changed to HYM-RTHU! This was posted on PABirds by Sandy Lockerman on Thurs Oct 19th. And Brent Bacon posted on Fb that the RTHU was LOed the morning of Thurs Oct 19th.

Union Co RTHU in pineapple sage - photo by Brent Bacon
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Union Co RTHU feeding on pineapple sage.
Photo by and courtesy of Brent Bacon.



Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana Maryland Winter Hummers
2017-2018
Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana flipped



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