A young female Rufous Hummingbird was banded and positively
identified yesterday (Oct. 20) in Logan County, KY.
They are on the move! Watch for that lone hummer still at your
A young female Rufous in the winter can look very similar to a young
female Ruby-throat and is virtually identical to a young female Allen's
in winter plumage. Only a bander can differentiate the two in-hand!
Reminder: Leave a feeder out through December for these late,
western vagrants ... there may be many more than we ever anticipated. We
just didn't know we were supposed to be looking and put our feeders away
Banded 75 ruby-throated hummingbirds
We banded 75 ruby-throated hummingbirds this past
weekend near Zaleski State Park in southern Ohio. What a weekend! Recaptured four that I banded two years ago ... great stuff!!!
Saw-whet Owl banding starts up in about a month. Stay tuned for more
Tim Tolford / August 2, 2011
New Management Plan Works for Prothonotary Warblers
by Dick Tuttle