[Tweeters] Costa's Hummingbird Update

Walter Szeliga walter.szeliga at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 21:02:32 PDT 2021

Dear Tweeters,

First, I’d like to thank everyone who had a chance to come over and see the
Costa’s Hummingbird in Ellensburg over the past ten days. It’s been great
to meet everyone, chat, and share the bird. I’m writing to let everyone
know that, while the bird is still present, he has gotten much more
difficult to spot since Sunday. He has been spending more time away from
his usual perch (up to 2 hours) with only brief stops (<30 seconds) at the
feeders. Today (6/22) he was only seen two times over the course of the day
and even then only briefly. Folks are still welcome to try for the bird,
but there is no guarantee anymore.

He has been seen performing his dive display to a female Anna’s along the
road recently and—if I’m allowed to speculate wildly—I wonder whether, if
he successfully mates, if he will continue his wandering. If he starts to
be seen more reliably again, I’ll be sure to let everyone know.

Try to stay cool over the next few days!


Walter Szeliga

Ellensburg, WA
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