Date: 8/22/20 12:14 pm From: 'Paul O'Brien' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Subject: [MDBirding] Carbo-loading Hummingbirds
They are tanking up for the trek to winter quarters, so lots of feeder activity. The males will be gone in a few days. But all is not lost. If you have ever enjoyed the show at the Paton's house in Patagonia, AZ, you should be aware that, although the Patons are gone, Tucson Audubon owns and maintains the property, including web cams. Go to tucsonaudubon.org to see the two Paton Center hummingbird cams. So far this month I have seen Broad-billed, Black-chinned (the two most common), Anna's, Violet-crowned (not for a few days), Broad-tailed and Rufous, Just in from the Rockies. It's a great way to spend time cooped up with SARS CoV 2 both day and night. Yes, night. Mexican Long-tongued Bats stick their absurdly long snouts in the ports and can drain the feeders overnight. It's quite a show and a great diversion from, well, you know what. Enjoy!
Paul O'BrienRockville, Mont. Co., MD