The stockpile of staging ruby-throated hummingbirds has been greater and has lasted longer this year than any fall period in my recollection or notes. No doubt this is connected to the longest I can recall waiting on a first fall front with north winds and high pressure. That finally arrived in Caddo Parish today so I expect that this run of using 10 lbs of sugar per week in 4 feeders is about to end. Sure was fun.
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> On Oct 10, 2018, at 9:22 AM, Aelita J Pinter <apinter...> wrote:
> I still have a few ruby-throated hummers, being terrorized by irate spicebush swallowtails.
> Lita Pinter
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:40 AM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbill
> Roselie et al,
> Down here in Metairie, I see Roseate Spoonbills in the West Metairie
> Boulevard canal with some frequency, but I've only seen any from my yard a
> very few times. However, I did tally 2 this morning on my usual AM sky
> watch, which I will eBird [can eBird be made into a verb?].
> Still have 3 or 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds with thousands of flowers to
> provide nectar.
> Iron Nan [as my grandson calls his Nana]
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 8:29 AM Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
>> I was doing a quick inspection around my yard after 3.3" of rain overnight
>> and saw a Roseate Spoonbill flying over Hwy 2 and continuing southeast over
>> the ag fields. I did a quick bird count to submit to eBird, but the
>> mosquitoes were just too thick for me to do more. I didn't want to use
>> spray due to an upcoming appointment. I've seen them in E. Carroll Parish
>> and often in the Lake Chicot area of Arkansas, but this was the first from
>> my yard in W. Carroll Parish!
>> Roselie Overby
>> Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish
> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA
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