[Tweeters] early Rufous Hummingbirds, Tom Lamb, Dixie,
alanroedell at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 11:37:44 PDT 2022
No, why shouldn't a sailor look up at the sky?
On Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 5:07 PM creinsch <creinsch at comcast.net> wrote:
> For the last 22 years we have had only occasional Rufous in the yard:
> one or two in late March, and maybe three or four in August. None
> stayed for more than a day.
> This year has been very different, and we are unsure why. There were
> several immature Rufous in June, and then on August 1st three arrived
> and stayed for a little over four days. The fighting with the Anna's was
> ferocious, and the Anna's eventually went into hiding. Since then at
> least one Rufous appears every couple of days, and the fighting
> (bickering) resumes.
> Are the weather/climate and fires up North accelerating the migration?
> I have wondered for sometime if some Rufous are completing their
> Northern migration here, and the immature are actually fledging here.
> Is there any evidence of that?
> And I have a question for anyone who remembers Tom Lamb of Dixie (NE of
> Walla Walla): Tom had house low in the foothills, where over the years
> he had assembled something like 65 hummingbird feeders around his
> property. During Spring and Fall migrations the place was crazy with
> Rufous, Black Chinned, and Calliope, with lots of noise from the
> quarreling birds and visitors having close-up encounters. Tom passed
> away in 2014.
> The question: Does anyone here remember Tom's joke about why a sailor
> should not look up (toward the sky)?
> Chuck Reinsch
> Magnolia, Seattle
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