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Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana Pennsylvania Winter Hummers
2019-2020
Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana flipped

Allegheny Co. -- Juvie Male Rufous in Monroeville
BANDED 11/21/19 by Bob M
FO 11/11/19 or earlier ↔ LO ?


On Thursday Nov 21st, Bob Mulvihill posted on Fb that he caught and banded a hatch-year male Rufous in Monroeville, Allegheny Co that day.

EBird Checklist S61849666 by Shannon Thompson shows the Monroeville RUHU continues thru Fri 11/29/19. And EBird Checklists S61942267 & S61942457 by (two) Jim Hausman (s) III and IV (respectively) show the RUHU continues thru Mon Dec 2nd.

Allegheny Co - Monroeville Rufous in-hand - photo by Bob M
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Monroeville HY M Rufous, in-hand showing gorget.
Photo by and courtesy of Bob Mulvihill.


Allegheny Co Rufous on feeder - photo by Jim Hausman
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Monroeville HY male Rufous on feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of Jim Hausman.

Berks Co. -- Adult Male Rufous in Mohnton
NOT BANDED
FO 9/4/19 ↔ LO ?


Video of Rufous in Berks Co on youtube - RUHU appears at 0:57.

Gabe Bankes posted a video on Fb PA Birders group showing an adult male Rufous visiting a feeder on Wed 9/4 in Mohnton - Berks Co.

Berks Co unbanded Rufous near feeder - vidcap from video by Gabe Bankes
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Adult Male Rufous near feeder.
Vidcap from video by and courtesy of Gabe Bankes.

Bucks Co. Adult Female Rufous in Yardley
BANDED 11/13/19 by Sandy L
FO 11/1/19 ↔ LO 11/26/19 Prov


On Monday Nov 4th, Susan Ebert Harrison posted on Fb PA Birders group that she had a Hummer on site for 3 days. I responded that it was probably a Selasphorus, and Susan said yes, that Scott W had seen photos and USed it as Selasphorus. First photo showing Rufous on right R5 below, more to follow. No spreadtail photo yet in those received by email.

Both by a post from Susan on Winter Hums group and an email, I was informed that this Selasphorus was banded on Wed Nov 13th and identified as an adult female Rufous.

EBird Checklist S61849554 by Susan Harrison shows her Rufous continues thru Tues 11/26/19.

Bucks Co Selasphorus in  tree - photo by SEH
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Bucks Co Selasphorus perched showing rufous on the right R5 rectrix.
Photo by and courtesy of Susan Ebert Harrison.


Bucks Co banded Rufous in hand - gorget 11/13/19 - photo by DF
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Bucks Co Rufous in hand Nov 13th showing gorget.
Photo by Devich Farbotnik and courtesy of Susan Ebert Harrison.

Bucks Co. -- HY Female Rufous in Doylestown
BANDED 11/13/19 by Sandy L
FO ?/?/19 ↔ LO 12/17/19 EBird


As a follow-up to a Fb WH post by Sandy Lockerman stating that she had banded 6 RUHUs since Oct 21st, Susan Harrison commented that there were 2 RUHUs banded Nov 13th in Bucks Co, her RUHU in Yardley, and another in Doylestown. Info from EBird checklists has shown that this is a hatch-year female RUHU at the home of Wayne & Karen Lattuca.

Ebird Checklist S62406166 by Karen Lattuca shows the RUHU continues in her yard as of Tues 12/17/19 (no time).

Doylestown RUHU on feeder after banding - photo by Wayne Lattuca
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Doylestown RUHU on feeder after banding.
Photo by Wayne and courtesy of Wayne and Karen Latucca.

Chester Co. -- Juvie Male Anna's in West Chester
BANDED 11/5/19 by Sandy L
FO 11/3/19 but possibly 10/22/19 ↔ LO 12/12/19


Chester Co EBird Hummer Checklist S61184249 by Lois Bryman on Mon Nov 4th

An EBird checklist - S61184249 - posted by Lois Bryman on Mon Nov 4th has 2 photos of a hummingbird which Lois identified as Rubythroat. A subsequent posting by Carl Engstrom on Fb ABA RBA group identifies the hummer as an Anna's including a confirmatory comment from Sheri Williamson stating that this is a juvenile male ANHU.

EBird checklist - S62256746 - posted by Lois Bryman shows the ANHU continuing on Thur Dec 12th at 3 PM.
S62232852 by Brett Matlock 12/11/19 at 15:17 includes photos which show significant gorget and crown feather development.

Lois Bryman's last EBird checklist was 12/12 and she confirmed that as the LO date by email.

Fb ABA RBA group post by Carl Engstrom

Fb PA Birders group post by Carl Engstrom

Sheri Williamson's photo analysis: "Definitely not an Archilochus by the lack of distinctive inner primary shapes, and definitely a juvenile male Anna's by the diagnostic short, angular greater secondary coverts."

Video of ANHU on Nov 5th on Fb Chester Co Birding by Louise Dilliplane Zawislak Gensemer

Pamela Fisher's gallery on the ANHU on Fb Birding Pennsylvania group

John McNamara posted a series of photos of the ANHU on Fb PA Birders group on Tues Nov 5th - two shown below.

ChesterCo ANHU perched - photo by J McNamara
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Chester Co ANHU perched.
Notice the iridescent pink on the crown.
Photo by and courtesy of John McNamara.


Chester Co ANHU on feeder by J McNamara
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Chester Co ANHU on feeder
Photo by and courtesy of John McNamara.

Lycoming Co. -- Probable Adult Female Selasphorus in Williamsport
NOT BANDED
FO 8/14/19 ↔ LO ?


On Wed Aug 14th Jill Shuman posted a photo on Fb (also to LycoCo Aud Soc) which shows a hummer face-on with a well-developed central gorget spot and no extensive stippling. This indicates a probable female Selasphorus.

Allegheny Co RTHU inhand - photo by Mark Vass
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Lycoming Co Selasphorus in-air near feeder.
Photo by and courtesy of Jill Shuman.

Somerset Co. -- Adult Female Rufous near Berlin
BANDED 7/30/19 by Bob M
RECAPTURED 9/27/19 by Bob M
FO 7/23/19 ↔ LO ?


On Tuesday, July 30, Bob Mulvihill banded an adult female Rufous hummer near Berlin and posted photos on Facebook. He had been alerted to the RUHU's presence by Jeff Payne and a photo was indicative of a Selasphorus.

On Fri Aug 9th, Mark Vass posted on PABirds with a LO date of Fri Aug 2nd for this RUHU. HOWEVER . . . on Saturday Sept 28th, Bob Mulvihill posted on Fb that he had recaptured this hummer at the same site on Friday Sept 27th.

Somerset Co RUHU spreadtail inhand during banding - photo by Bob M
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Somerset Co Rufous spreadtail during banding.
Photo by and courtesy of Bob Mulvihill.


Somerset Co banded Rufous gorget photo at recap by Bob M
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Somerset Co Rufous showing gorget during recap.
Photo by and courtesy of Bob Mulvihill.

Philadelphia/Schuylkill/Northampton Cos. -- "Blue or Blueish Hummers"
None Banded
FO ? ↔ LO ?


In 2019 there were multiple reports of "blue" or bluish hummingbirds in eastern PA. The FIRST report appeared on the Birding PA group on Fb from Marina Riese in late July. Marina reported that she saw a "blueish" hummer in her yard on the outskirts of Philadelphia. The SECOND report came from Frank Haas of the PSO on PABirds in early August which mentioned a second-hand report of a "Broad-tailed Hummer in New Ringgold (Schuylkill Co). There was a followup post on PABirds which said that only one (non-birder) observer saw the hummer; it hadn't been seen in over a week; there were no photos; and a bird-knowledgeable neighbor had not seen any such hummer. PSO members observed the location for 3 hours and saw nothing but RTHUs. The THIRD report came from Mark Boyd of Lehigh Co on PABirds who reported that while in Bangor (Northampton Co) working, that he and a coworker both saw a hummer within fifteen feet twice which appeared heavier than RTHU, was DARK with BLUE. He said he was thinking Green (now Mexican) Violetear or Broad-billed, and requested comments (which I am unaware of).



Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana Maryland Winter Hummers
2019-2020
Marlene Foard's Summer 09 Rufous from Star Meadows Montana flipped

Wicomico Co MD -- Imm Male Rufous in Parsonburg
BANDED 12/13/19 by Bruce Peterjohn
FO ?//19 ↔ LO ?


The banding of a HY-M Rufous at her home on Dec 13th was posted on Fb (Beautiful Hummers and Hummer Migration groups) by Betty Jo Fleming on 12/19/19.

Parsonburg Rufous on feeder - vc - video by BJ Fleming
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Parsonburg HY male Rufous on feeder.
Vidcap from video by and courtesy of Betty Jo Fleming.



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