Date: 10/24/19 6:15 am From: Anthony Hill <anhinga13...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Rufous in the Berkshires
On Tuesday morning I went to New Ashford, MA, (N of Pittsfield) and banded a hatching-year (HY) female Rufous Hummingbird. Greg Ward from Great Barrington joined me there, and he has posted to eBird, as has the homeowner Bette Phelps. The bird has been returning to the feeder since the banding, and considerate visitors are welcome. Morning visits have been the most productive.
The address is 17 Route 7 (Williamstown Road) in New Ashfield (N 42.590113. W 0723.249966 is best bet). Visitors are OK, and are asked to stay away from the house; there is a feeder below the house on a pole in the yard that the bird has been visiting and people should focus on that. The driveway up from Rt 7 is narrow and parking at the house should be reserved for the homeowners. One option would be for people to carpool from the Mount Greylock parking lot, just down the road. Morning visits have been the most productive.
Anthony Hill S. Hadley, MA
Anthony Hill Certified Trainer, Passerines and Hummingbirds Co-Chair, Hummingbird Working Group North American Banding Council (http://www.nabanding.net) Coordinator, Appledore Island Migration Station
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