Date: 10/7/17 8:14 pm
From: Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
Subject: Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Southern Lancaster County
I am still seeing one or two hummingbirds daily here in Centre County. Every one seems to be a Rubythroat, and each gets a close look.

Ron Rovansek
Centre County

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From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:<PABIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Bob Schutsky
Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:50 AM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Southern Lancaster County

Dear PABirders,

There is at least one female Ruby-throated Hummingbird visiting the flowers at our home in Peach Bottom, Lancaster County, PA. I saw one Friday afternoon and a similarly-plumaged bird today. Nectar sources include several species of Salvia, plus Lantana, Nicotiana, and Little Red Morning Glory. There has been no activity at the two sugar water feeders that are near the flower beds. Friday's bird had a large amount of whitish pollen on its forehead, crown, and at the base of the bill.

In the 20+ years that Nancy and I have lived here, we have rarely seen a Ruby-throated Hummer after October 5th. We had an exceptionally late sighting in early November about 10 years ago.

Now we are hoping to see a different species of hummingbird! Although quite rare, Rufous Hummer is the most likely, but other species are possible. Keep checking carefully. Our single Rufous Hummingbird was also about 10 years ago, feeding at Pineapple Sage.

Take care,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
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