Tim, the albino bird matched the profile and actions of an Anna’s Hummingbird.
Tom Crabtree, Bend
From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Tim Rodenkirk
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:11 PM
Subject: [obol] Re: hummer question
Darrel I looked on the OBRC site and there are three Mag Hummer reports that were not accepted. The first one is from Saunders Lake in 1972 and was the albino bird you mention. The OBRC record said the video of the bird wasn't good enough to ID it to species? Perhaps some of our old timers (that is old more mature birders) remember this bird?
Hot here- still 80F in N Bend at airport (down from close to 90 earlier), 98 in Myrtle Point last I heard. Flying ants and dragonflies everywhere.
Briefly out in the sweltering heat at N Spit noontime but just more Yellow Warblers and rumps.
On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, <5hats...> wrote:
Many years ago I read (seems like it was in The Oregonian) about an albino hummer which showed up, as I recall, at Coos Bay, and was identified as a Magnificent. Does anyone else recall reading such a thing, or know anything about it?