|Pennsylvania Winter Hummers
|Allegheny Co. -- Hatch-Year Male Rufous in Brentwood|
BANDED 11/3/18 by Bob M
FO 10/31/18 ↔ LO 11/04/18? (provisional)
EBird Checklist S49651954 by Jim Hausman with banding photos.
Allegheny Co RUHU in 'Birds Outside My Window' - Nov 5th.
On Saturday, Nov 3rd, Bob Mulvihill banded a HY-Male Rufous Hummer at the home of Donna Foyle in Brentwood, a Pittsburgh suburb. Donna had posted on PABirds that she first observed this hummer on Wed Oct 31st. Donna posted photos of the RUHU on a feeder in 'PA Gardening for Hummingbirds' group on Facebook on Nov 4th, which is also when the RUHU was last seen around noon (PAB-DF-11/5).
|Erie Co. -- Imm Female Selasphorus in Harborcreek|
FO 10/31/18 ↔ LO 12/2/18
The Western PA RBA for Dec 4th on PABirds listed the probable Rufous in Harborcreek reported by Jerry McWilliams on Nov 21st. I did have previous info on this bird from Mark Bass and Bob Mulvihill on Fb on Nov 12 as well. So I pursued further info and made contact with the humhostess Sharon Brandt.
Further info on what from photos is obviously a HY female Selasphorus (probable Rufous) was provided in email from Sharon - including the FO & LO dates of Oct 31st to Dec 2nd. There is obviously rufous on the rectrices and back in the Nov 7th photo, but 3 later photos show only a small central gorget spot without extensive stippling. The Selasphorus was last seen at 4:30 PM on 12/2, a warm 50°F day.
Monroe Co. -- Adult Female Blackchinned in Saylorsburg
BANDED 11/19/18 by Scott W
FO ?/?/18 ↔ LO 11/22/18
ScottWeidensaul posted on PABirds on Tues Nov 20th that he caught and banded an adult female Blackchin at the home of Rick Wiltraut in Saylorsburg on Mon Nov 19th. This is Rick's second non-RTHU with which he has been involved - previously there was a Rufous at Jacobsburg State Park.
This is PA's third banded and confirmed BCHU, though others have been identified by photograph.
Richard commented on Fb on Sat Nov 24 that the BCHU was last seen at 4:50 PM on Thurs Nov 22nd.