Rufous Hummingbird – Somerset County, PA

Alex LamoreauxBirding, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Somerset County birder Jeff Payne has been hosting a beautiful immature female Rufous Hummingbird that was captured and banded by Bob Mulvihill to confirm the ID. On November 3rd, my friends and I were able to stop by and watch the hummer off-and-on for almost an hour before heading up to the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch for a PSO field … Read More

An Unlikely Target- Cooper’s Hawks -VS- kingfishers

Mike LanzoneBird Sightings, Birding3 Comments

Cooper's Hawk Hot on the tail of another Belted Kingfisher

A few mornings ago I was birding my normal route along Somerset Lake in Somerset County, PA. Raptors were plentiful and I had a hard time counting and watching the shorebirds in front of me as the accipiters and a Peregrine Falcon kept stirring up the flocks. The Belted Kingfishers were all upset and vocalizing like mad, which I often … Read More