Allen’s Hummingbird Records

496-01-2010 Allen’s Hummingbird

Allen’s Hummingbird — near Lititz, Lancaster County; November 7, 2010. Photo by Scott Weidensaul. This bird began visiting the feeder and flowers in Edith Bailey’s garden at least a week before. It was caught and banded by Scott Weidensaul and Sandy Lockerman on November 7th, who verified that it was an immature male Allen’s. This photo shows the bird in Mrs. Bailey’s hand moments before its release. It represents the 2nd record for Pennsylvania!

Allen’s Hummingbird — near Lititz, Lancaster County; November 9, 2010. Photos by Howard Eskin. Here are two of Howard Eskin’s photos of the same bird above.

Allen’s Hummingbird — near Lititz, Lancaster County; November 12, 2010. Photos by Meredith Lombard. Here are two of Meredith Lombard’s photos.

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496-01-2009 Allen’s Hummingbird

Allen’s Hummingbird — near Leola, Lancaster County; December 12, 2009. Photos by Scott Weidensaul. This bird began visiting the feeder of Debra Raudenbush in late August! It was caught and banded by Scott on December 12th, who verified that it was an adult female Allen’s. This bird represents the 1st record for Pennsylvania!

Here’s is a photo of the spread tail. Note the very narrow, leftmost feather, which is ‘R5’. The ‘R5’ feather on a Rufous is wider than that of an Allen’s. Also note the third feather from the right (the sixth feather from the left), which in this photo represents ‘R2’. Note that there is just the faintest hint of a ‘notch’ on the outer (right) side of the tip of that feather. A Rufous would show a much more noticeable indentation there. You can see why these birds are almost impossible to tell apart in the field.

Allen’s Hummingbird — near Leola, Lancaster County; December 13, 2009. Photos by Geoff Malosh. Here are some of Geoff’s photos of the same bird above.



Allen’s Hummingbird — near Leola, Lancaster County; December 13, 2009. Photos by Bob Moul. Here are some of Bob’s photos of the same bird above.



Allen’s Hummingbird — near Leola, Lancaster County; December 24, 2009. Photos by Howard Eskin. Here are two of Howard’s photos of the bird.

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