Backyard Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Drew WeberBird Feeding, BirdingLeave a Comment

For the last two weeks now, we have had at least two Ruby-throated Hummingbirds visiting out window feeder throughout the day. I decided I wanted to get a photo through the window but the first problem I ran into was that the dust on the window really showed up in the photo and so I had to fix that with … Read More

Hummingbirds are coming

Drew WeberMigration4 Comments

For everyone who is really itching for northbound migration to swing into action, there is some good news- the first Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have made it across the Gulf. The folks over at hummingbird.net are accepting sightings of hummingbirds so give their site a look and let them know when you see your first hummingbird. Up here in central Pennsylvania where … Read More

Cold Weather Birding 1-15-11

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Birding, Chase, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Today, Mark Markiewicz and I made a huge birding loop from Hershey, down to Lancaster County, then Berks County, then Lebanon County, and finally back to Hershey. We were trying to pick up as many of the interesting species of birds recently reported as possible. The first stop was along Hess Road near New Holland to see if any wintering … Read More

PA’s First Ever Anna’s Hummingbird!

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Bird Finding Tips, Bird News, Birding, Chase, Ranges and Distributions, Rarities3 Comments

This afternoon I was able to drive over to the Mountain Springs Camping Resort near Hamburg to see the Anna’s Hummingbird that was captured and identified by Scott Weidensaul last Sunday. This is the first time this species has ever been seen in Pennsylvania, so it was quite a treat, especially since just last winter, PA added Allen’s Hummingbird as … Read More

Anna’s Hummingbird chirps with its tail

Drew WeberBird NewsLeave a Comment

There is a story on BBCNews.com currently reporting on the finding that Anna’s Hummingbirds chirp with their tail. Using high speed video, some researchers were able to see the male’s tail feathers vibrating during their display flights. These display flights are exceptional because they can reach 50 mph in a dive to impress nearby females and it is this high … Read More

Finally a Rufous!

Drew WeberChase, Migration, Rarities2 Comments

Number 266 for my Pennsylvania list, the female Rufous Hummingbird I was able to see in Berks County this past week was a delight. When I first arrived at the house that it has been frequenting for about a month now, the hummingbird was nowhere to be seen. I was treated to a lovely overview of its habits and daily … Read More

More Arizona pictures

Drew WeberBird SightingsLeave a Comment

Juniper Titmouse @ Grand Canyon National Park Black-headed Grosbeak @ Grand Canyon National Park Broad-billed Hummingbird @ Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum Barn Owl @ Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum Anna’s Hummingbird @ Madera Canyon Anna’s Hummingbird @ Madera Canyon

Arizona pics

Drew WeberBird Sightings1 Comment

So almost 2 months ago I was in Arizona for my honeymoon. We stayed in Sedona for a while enjoying the scenic canyons and visiting the Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest National Parks. I did not manage any digiscoping on that part of the trip but we then went to SE Arizona for a few days and I did much … Read More

Natty Geo Hummingbirds

Drew WeberBird News, Conservation Issues, General News and InfoLeave a Comment

The last National Geographic has a great article on hummingbirds with some of the most beautiful hummingbird photographs I have ever seen. Apparently, these hummingbirds are captured, carried to the photographers SUV which is equipped with flowers and proceeds to photograph them. The goal is to document all the species of hummingbirds in order to better conserve them. To see … Read More