[CT Birds] Fwd: Hummers in CT/RI?

Mark Szantyr birddog55 at charter.net
Wed Apr 10 12:39:24 EDT 2013


Very good info. Also be sure to consider a non-Ruby-throated Hummingbird if
in fact a bona fide hummingbird is DOCUMENTED prior to the middle or end of
April.  I know of two such individuals in the region at this time.

Mark

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 11:34 AM, <shootsnaps at aol.com> wrote:

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> Greg requested I forward his note to all on the list.
>
> AL Scuterud
> Old Greenwich
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Hanisek <ghanisek at rep-am.com>
> To: shootsnaps <shootsnaps at aol.com>
> Sent: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 12:59 pm
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hummers in CT/RI?
>
>
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> There's been a good deal of discussion nationally about consistently early
> reports on the "hummingbird maps." There's a definite disconnect between
> unusually early dates on these maps and the reports to eBird, which is
> gathering a huge amount of data from birders and has a verification process
> in place. The earliest eBird reports are consistently later, while some of
> the dates appearing on the "humminbird map" are extremely early. There's a
> good article on this gap and factors that might account for it in the most
> recent issue of North Ameican Birds. Apparently one of the stumbling blocks
> in sorting this out is difficulty in gaing access to any verification or
> documentation of the most extraordinary of the early "map" dates. Right now
> we're still a bit out in front of expected arrivals  (to quote the article)
> "A century of bird study in New England has established that the vanguard
> of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds arrives in mid-April with the big push of
> migrants coming in late April and early May." Last spring the "map"
> reported 5 hummers in CT and Mass from March 14-23 without documentation.
> Birders reporting on eBird found their first ones on April 21 (CT) and
> April 24 (MA).
>
> If you see an early one, make every effort to document it in some way.
>
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
>
>
>
>
> From: shootsnaps at aol.com
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Sent: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:26:09 -0400
> Subject: [CT Birds] Hummers in CT/RI?
>
>
> On a whim,I checked the hummer migration site last nite (
> http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/humm_ruby_spring2013.html )
> and found reports of hummers in CT and RI. We were thinking it's way to
> early for the feeders to be out.
> Opinions?
> thanks,
>
> AL Scuterud
> Old Greenwich
>
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