[Tweeters] getting late for lingering Rufous Hummingbirds?

Wilson Cady gorgebirds at juno.com
Thu Sep 18 20:59:34 PDT 2014


Our last Rufous Hummingbirds, in western Skamania County, were two juvenile males on Sept. 14th. Wilson Cady
Columbia River Gorge, WA

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Subject: [Tweeters] getting late for lingering Rufous Hummingbirds?
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:50:31 -0400


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 around? Richard RowlettBellevue (Eastgate), WA


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