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 map....is 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 http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ ...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!