Rufous Hummingbird – Kent County, Delaware

Alex LamoreauxBirding, Identification, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Just as the last Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are beginning to make their way south for the winter, Rufous Hummingbirds and other rare western hummingbirds are beginning to show up at lucky homeowner’s feeders and well-planted backyards. With many scattered reports around the northeast so far this fall, Delaware birders like myself were anxiously awaiting a rare hummingbird to turn up in our small … Read More

Allen’s Hummingbird–Bucks County, PA

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, General News and Info, Photography, Rarities4 Comments

PA’s 3rd state record for Allen’s Hummingbird recently turned up at Babe Webster’s home in Bucks County. Originally it was assumed that the bird was an immature male Rufous Hummingbird when it first visited Babe’s yard on November 12th, until Scott Weidensaul was able to the capture and band the hummingbird on November 21st and confirmed that it is an … Read More

Lycoming County selasphorus hummingbirds

Drew WeberBanding, Bird Feeding, RaritiesLeave a Comment

October and November are peak months for finding vagrant hummingbirds in Pennsylvania. There have already been several Rufous Hummingbirds banded across the state. Remarkably, there have already been three Selasphorus hummingbirds reported in Lycoming County this fall. Hummingbird bander Wayne Laubscher attempted to band two of the hummingbirds but they avoided the trap. Based on photographs, the birds were aged … Read More