Date: 9/22/19 4:35 pm From: nic korte <nkorte1...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> Subject: [wsbn] Broad-billed Hummingbird Mesa County
Myself and several other birders viewed a Broad-billed Hummingbird this afternoon. The rarity of the bird was recognized by the homeowner, Gene Byrne, and he had forwarded the photos attached below.
Gene and his wife are welcoming to visitors. The location is 566 36 Road (East Orchard Mesa), Palisade. The house is at the end of a long driveway just across from the fire station. Gene's house is on the right side of the drive. You can park north of the house and easily walk on to the deck/porch that is on the west side of the house overlooking the pond.
The bird has come irregularly throughout the day for 2-3 days with some significant absences. The porch is dark or shaded until about 3PM, so for "bright" views, come later in the afternoon.