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Old 12-12-2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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This Rufous Hummingbird, spotted in Union County, was caught and banded by Michigan hummingbird expert Allen Chartier. It is an adult female, healthy as a horse, and weighs a whopping 3.65 grams (not much more than a penny). The bird was back at the feeders within minutes of its release. At least five other Rufous Hummingbirds appeared in Ohio this fall. This species breeds in the Pacific Northwest as far north as Alaska, and normally winters in Mexico.

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I haven't had any Rufous hummers at my place but get a lot of Ruby throats. Anybody ever get any Rufous' passing through their yards?
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:01 PM   #2
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Did you get any hummers in your yard?
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:43 PM   #3
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Yes I get alot of Ruby throats in my yard They have actually nested 2 out of the last 3 years along my driveway. I've been trying to boost the number of hummer friendly flowers in my beds bee balm and such I scored some cardinal flower this summer very excited to see if it blooms this year. I'll have to post pictures of the hummer nest and chicks if I can figure it out later.

The DNR facebook page is one useful thing I've found on facebook the USFWS also has pages by region as well as parks and refuges that have helpful updates about conditions programs and rare bird sightings.

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Old 12-19-2011, 10:39 PM   #4
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Wow! Thanks for the photo - I've never seen one of those.
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