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 Post subject: Winter hummer, East Kootenay
PostPosted: Nov 06 10:59 am 
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Image2017-11-03 10.02.11 by Kestrel M., on Flickr

(I dunno if the link will work, sorry.)

Maybe this link:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kestrelm/ ... otostream/

Anyway,
This hummer was photographed earlier this week north of Cranbrook - Clearview Road in Wycliffe.

I am not that familiar with Anna's, and it is likely not but I am seeing wing tips not extending to tip of tail, as Calliope would have. The sides are dark though - which indicates Rufous.

What do you think?

Dianne Cooper
Kimberley, BC

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 Post subject: Re: Winter hummer, East Kootenay
PostPosted: Nov 06 1:25 pm 
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I would suggest female Anna's but its hard to ID positively from just that one pic.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter hummer, East Kootenay
PostPosted: Nov 06 1:28 pm 
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It seems to be an Anna's Hummingbird female non breeding.

Long way from the coast but there's been Anna's Hummingbirds reported east of Spokane.

The Okanagan seems to get them as well!

I would report this in the rare bird alert!

To report rare bird sightings and submit photographs for this page, please email Chris Charlesworth at c_charlesworth23@hotmail.com.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter hummer, East Kootenay
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Yes, I will email Mel. Thanks! NOW there is another one, or the same one, reported 11 km from this one. Wow.

Dianne C.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter hummer, East Kootenay
PostPosted: Nov 09 10:43 am 
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This has been confirmed as an Anna's - green sides, shorter straight bill. Nice. Our first trackable confirmation of Anna's in the East Kootenay. It was on our old checklist but I have not been able to find the documentation for that. Now it can go back on as an incidental, anyway.

Here is my checklist about it. Look at the majestic snow-covered Rocky Mountains in the background! Crazy, tough hummers! Astounding.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40366123


There might be another one, too. Still trying to catch a glimpse of that one in Marysville, but the people have not put heaters on their feeders.

Thanks for the encouragement, guys.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter hummer, East Kootenay
PostPosted: Nov 09 12:41 pm 
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Nice setup to keep the feeder from freezing!

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