Friday, July 24, 2015

Rara avis in Downeast Maine

 Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), visiting our feeder here in Harrington, Maine today (7/24/2015).  Checked several sources and think this to be a rarity, but they have been seen in Maine before.

Cornell's range this sighting just a stray?  Or is the range changing?  Maine doesn't seem to be on a likely migration route.

This feisty little guy was very aggressive toward the Ruby Throats who are the usual feeder guests.

 I reported the sighting on ...I don't see any previous sightings on their map this far up the Maine Coast.

Hummingbirds are amazing and we feel very lucky to host this rare visitor!  

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