[Tweeters] getting late for lingering Rufous Hummingbirds?

Pterodroma at aol.com Pterodroma at aol.com
Thu Sep 18 16:50:31 PDT 2014

One immature male Rufous Hummingbird is still hanging on and doesn't seem
to show any signs of leaving anytime soon. It likes to perch on the top of
the tallest crocosomia now dried seed head which is a perfect perch
actually from which to fend off the Anna's and defend it's favorite little feeder
only about 3 feet away and just hangs out there all day long, day after
day after day. It's getting late for Rufous and I haven't had one this late
into September for a long long time although the latest date ever over here
(Bellevue-Eastgate) was October 4 several years ago, so it will be fun to
see how long this guy might last. The last time I saw an adult male here
was way waay back on June 28, but way more female/immature types persisted
in much larger numbers than usual for this location through mid-August after
which just the occasional sighting and this one immature male which first
showed up a couple weeks ago. Anyone else still seeing Rufous Hummingbirds

Richard Rowlett
Bellevue (Eastgate), WA

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