Date: 10/18/19 9:57 pm From: reeser <reeser...> Subject: Ruby Throated Hummingbird - Yes and Yard Birds -- Cumberland County
In spite of the wind or maybe because of it, we had one ruby throated hummingbird here for several hours this morning Friday 10/18/19. He/she made great use of all the salvias and sat in the hedge a bit. This bird kept on the move, no long sits. We did not see him later in the afternoon, so he may have moved on. The weather was clear but cool and a bit windy.
Also attempted to check ebird for hummer sightings. It wasn't readily apparent to me how many/where the birds have been seen in PA for a specific time period e.g. throughout October/September. The map showing ruby throated sightings seemed the best but there were also sightings from years back. I'll have to work more with this, maybe I missed a time/date filter.
Nice to see that people are reporting them on ebird, as it takes time to list them. It seemed to me that people were reporting more hummers on the PABIRDS list a few years ago, but I guess ebird is a more permanent record. I keep hoping to hear about any non ruby throated that might be passing through. I know there are a few other hummingbird sites on the web, if anyone has any recommendations on any other sites that report/track hummers, it would be greatly appreciated.
A few of today's other birds: Red bellied woodpecker, cardinal, titmouse, Carolina wren, song sparrow, house sparrow, chickadee, white throated sparrow.