The first Rufous Hummingbird just showed up yesterday in WA. The early ones usually trickle in around early March. Last year in Vancouver we had our first one (a male) reported to me this same week. So it's totally believable that someone has one just show up at their feeder. Most likely it didn't overwinter.
Indeed if this was the case I hear you, but she said this is the second year it has been at her feeder for the entire Winter!
My thoughts were.. Is this really a Rufous and if so quite remarkable?
Thanks for your thoughts... Terry
PS .. I just watched an Anna's pair courting right at my feet .. dropped to the ground and faced each other chattering and posturing.. WOW.. A first for me! My cel phone came out but very poor pix