[CT Birds] Hummers in CT
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Sun Sep 7 13:47:59 EDT 2014
Nice job. Latest Ruby-throat record i know of is 4 December.
> On Sep 7, 2014, at 12:09 PM, Frank Gallo via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> A quick overview if Hummingbirds in CT: Black-chinned Hummingbird is on the CT list, as well as MA's; there is one record. Rufous is annual in small numbers; there are at least 4 (Oct-Jan) records for calliope, and one August record for Broad-billed, which also showed up on Cape Cod and stayed into Dec. There are several other potential vagrants: MA has at least three records for Allen's (all at feeders); Green Violetear has made it as close as northern NJ; and Broad-tailed has made it to northern Delaware and southern NJ.
> There seem to be two periods of of occurrence developing for at least a few species, one in July/August , and another from October extending into winter or even into early spring, which begins after most of the Ruby-throated have passed through. It's possible that birds could arrive in summer and linger into fall, but it seems, for now at least, that there are two peaks.
> Any hummingbird coming to a feeder in October onward is worth a second look! (Note- rarely, Ruby-throated have shown up at feeders into November.)
> Frank Gallo,
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