Date: 10/4/19 5:06 pm
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: [birders] Hummingbird reports

I have been quiet lately about hummingbird reports, but wanted to encourage
everyone in the state to continue to report. By early October, 98% of the
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the state will depart, and all should be gone
from the UP. After October 15, the chances that a hummingbird a your feeder
is a Ruby-throat is probably less than 50-50, so photos of these especially
late hummingbirds will be very helpful.

So far, there have been two confirmed reports of Rufous Hummingbirds in
Michigan. As is typical throughout the East, these early reports were adult
males, and neither stayed very long. One adult male was west of Escanaba on
July 21-23, which is very early for the state though perhaps not too
unexpected in the UP. Another adult male was photographed in Mason County
on August 10.

So, keep your feeders filled, your eyes open, and your camera ready!

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: <amazilia3...>

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