Date: 11/11/19 3:37 pm From: Jean L <jaleonatti...> Subject: Hummer correction - ANNA's
After reviewing the photos that Paul took, it appears that I might have an immature male Anna's Hummingbird. Paul is sending photos to other experts and we will give you a definitive shortly (I hope). This is all way beyond my ability, so have called in the experts. The lighting during the snowstorm was so bad.
Before you start revving your engines, please give us a little time to get things figured out. I did race to the store and bought a heat deflector and 100 watt bulb (and more sugar); I have that suspended near the feeder, and the bird came in (almost flew under my armpit) and has been feeding under the lamp. I am hopeful that will keep him alive tonight.
Unfortunately, I have to be gone most of tomorrow (teaching a beginners bird class, ironic, heh?) and am trying to line up some house-sitters for those who might want to come. Again just give me a little time to get some planning done.