Possible Ruby-throat very close to
I like Ellie's last sentence in her second
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Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2009 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: rufous in Edmond
Terri, Hi!! I had a
surprise visit Nov. 9 (lots of other bird activity also) from a very fat female
Rubythroat. Saw her first at 9:45 then again at 11:55 so I hung a
trap. "Sat on the string" about an hour, then hooked it inside so I could
release it if she fed again, but that's the last I saw of her - also the reason
I didn't post. I was very surprised to see a Rubythroat instead of a
As for your rufous, no telling
where he's been feeding. I still have quite a few things in bloom -
pineapple sage, salvia guaranticia, s. coccinea, everlasting azaleas, and even
some petunias. Remember the adult male Rufous which arrived here Dec. 15,
1999 and stayed through single digit temps and 8" of snow then left Feb.
16, 2000. I've often said, if you keep a feeder out in winter I
can't guarantee you'll see a hummingbird, but if a hummer comes and
you don't have a feeder out, I can almost guarantee you won't see it.
Enjoy reading your
To my surprise the Rufous Hummer
is still here. He showed up at 2:15 today.