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Cape May Warbler,©Barry Kent Mackay

1 Sep Buff-bellied hummingbird [Beth Maniscalco ]
31 Aug Ruby Throats Still on the Move [Dottie Price ]
31 Aug first observed winter hummer [Cindy Macolini ]
30 Aug Re: Bob Sargent [Dottie Price ]
30 Aug Re: Bob Sargent [Bob Sargent ]
30 Aug Re: Bob Sargent [Dottie Price ]
29 Aug Bob Sargent [Bob Hall-Brooks ]
29 Aug Re: Terrible Situation! [Dottie Price ]
29 Aug Re: Terrible Situation! [Jana Whittle ]
29 Aug Re: Terrible Situation! [Jim Smith ]
29 Aug Terrible Situation! [Jana Whittle ]
29 Aug For the winter hummer list [Linda Beall ]
28 Aug Hummingbird taste receptors ["Ingold, James" ]
28 Aug Re: Bob Sargent [Kathi Johnson Rock ]
28 Aug Re: Bob Sargent [Lanny Chambers ]
28 Aug Ruby-throated Hummingbird No. 5,000 ["Bill Hilton Jr." ]
28 Aug Re: Bob Sargent [Melissa Pappas ]
28 Aug Bob Sargent [Lanny Chambers ]
27 Aug Pieces of a Puzzle ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]
21 Aug Re: "Nectar Defender" [Lanny Chambers ]
21 Aug "Nectar Defender" [Gene Trapp ]
21 Aug LA Western Winter Hummingbird Report #1 ["Johnson, Erik" ]
19 Aug Rufous [Jack & Rose Must ]
19 Aug Hilton Pond 08/01/14 (Truth About Ruby-throats) ["Bill Hilton Jr." ]
18 Aug Re: Hummers and Kestrels [Lanny Chambers ]
18 Aug Re: Hummers and Kestrels ["Johnson, Erik" ]
18 Aug 2013-2014 Winter Hummingbirds Report [Kevin Morgan ]
18 Aug Re: Hummers and Kestrels [Wiggins Patrick ]
18 Aug Re: Hummers and Kestrels [Allen Chartier ]
17 Aug Re: Hummers and Kestrels ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]
17 Aug Hummers and Kestrels [Wiggins Patrick ]
13 Aug Re: [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]
13 Aug Re: [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird [Bill & Inge ]
13 Aug Re: [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]
13 Aug Re: [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird [Bill & Inge ]
7 Aug Re: Question for the Experts = Rufous Longevity Record [Kevin Morgan ]
6 Aug Re: Question for the Experts = Rufous Longevity Record [Noel Venezia ]
6 Aug Re: Question for the Experts = Rufous Longevity Record ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]
6 Aug Question for the Experts = Rufous Longevity Record [Noel Venezia ]
5 Aug Rufous in Arkansas ["birdiehaynes AT yahoo.com" ]
4 Aug Winter Birds at Venezia Gardens - Update [Noel Venezia ]
4 Aug Re: Ms. Pink has Arrived! ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]
4 Aug Ms. Pink has Arrived! [Noel Venezia ]
2 Aug Re: [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird ["Johnson, Erik" ]
27 Jul Re: 30 Years With Hummingbirds [Dottie Price ]
27 Jul 30 Years With Hummingbirds ["Bill Hilton Jr." ]
19 Jul Re: Nesting in mid to late July [Allen Chartier ]
19 Jul Re: Nesting in mid to late July [Lanny Chambers ]
18 Jul Fwd: [Tweeters] Hummingbirds and artificial sweeteners ["creinsch AT humbirds.org" ]
18 Jul Re: What's this? [Wiggins Patrick ]
17 Jul Nesting in mid to late July ["Michael J. Rock" ]
17 Jul Re: New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird? [Allen Chartier ]
17 Jul Re: New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird? ["Johnson, Erik" ]
17 Jul Re: New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird? [Jana Whittle ]
17 Jul Re: New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird? [KC Foggin ]
17 Jul New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird? [Allen Chartier ]
7 Jul Re: Vacation ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]
7 Jul Vacation [Kathleen Arnold ]
3 Jul Hilton Pond 06/14/14 (What Is The Piedmont?) ["Bill Hilton Jr." ]
30 Jun An amusing few moments [KC Foggin ]
25 Jun Re: Fwd: hummingbird feeder review/warning [Melissa Pappas ]
25 Jun Re: Fwd: hummingbird feeder review/warning [Lanny Chambers ]
25 Jun Re: Fwd: hummingbird feeder review/warning ["birdiehaynes AT yahoo.com" ]
25 Jun Fwd: hummingbird feeder review/warning [Lanny Chambers ]
2 Jun Re: What's this? [Rob Parsons ]
1 Jun Re: What's this? [Wiggins Patrick ]
1 Jun Re: What's this? [Aelita J Pinter ]
1 Jun Re: What's this? ["ftknoxfox53 AT yahoo.com" ]
1 Jun Re: What's this? [Wiggins Patrick ]
1 Jun Re: What's this? [Rob Parsons ]
31 May What's this? [Wiggins Patrick ]
26 May Fwd: Must have taken a wrong turn in Albuquerque... - an album on Flickr [Allen Chartier ]
16 May Re: RTHU timing in No Florida [Bob Sargent ]
16 May RTHU timing in No Florida [Carolsfoil ]
13 May Hummer webcam [Lanny Chambers ]
9 May Re: Little John Bottle Brush ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]

Subject: Buff-bellied hummingbird
From: Beth Maniscalco <beth.maniscalco AT NICHOLLS.EDU>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:09:38 -0500
Returned home today after a seven day absence to filthy feeders and a
Buff-bellied hummingbird!  Thank goodness for an abundance of flowers
keeping it, and the many Ruby-throats happy.

Erik,

Lafourche Parish, Thibodaux, LA

Buff-bellied hummingbird, FO September 1, 2014   Beth and Sammy Maniscalco

Hope this is the first of many winterers!

Good birding,
Beth and Sammy Maniscalco
Thibodaux, La
(Approx. 60 miles SW of New Orleans)
Subject: Ruby Throats Still on the Move
From: Dottie Price <yumyumkatts AT VOYAGER.NET>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:16:10 -0400
Ruby Throats are still flocking thru here.   I've been making lots of
sugar runs.  They love my cooking!   Dottie, Hickory Hollow,
Brown County, IN
Subject: first observed winter hummer
From: Cindy Macolini <cindymacolini1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:16:15 -0500
Observed an adult male Rufous this morning ... 8.31.14

Cindy Macolini
Baton Rouge
Subject: Re: Bob Sargent
From: Dottie Price <yumyumkatts AT VOYAGER.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:41:25 -0400
So sorry to hear that.    But he still has his hummingbird memories.   God
bless you,  dottie, brown county, indiana


 Lanny,
>     You can tell folks that there is no hope that he  will regain his
> sight
> in either eye.
>
> Martha
>
>
> In a message dated 8/28/2014 1:56:56 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> lannychambers AT GMAIL.COM writes:
>
>> Do  you know? Is there any hope that his eyesight can be restored?
>
> Folks, I  appreciate your concern, but I don't feel at liberty to discuss
> the few  details Martha shared with me. I have to respect the family's
> privacy. Thanks  for understanding. Just let Bob know he's in your
> thoughts.
>
> Lanny
>
Subject: Re: Bob Sargent
From: Bob Sargent <0000000433a6e45b-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:15:06 -0400
Lanny,
    You can tell folks that there is no hope that he  will regain his sight 
in either eye.
 
Martha
 
 
In a message dated 8/28/2014 1:56:56 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
lannychambers AT GMAIL.COM writes:

> Do  you know? Is there any hope that his eyesight can be restored?

Folks, I  appreciate your concern, but I don't feel at liberty to discuss 
the few  details Martha shared with me. I have to respect the family's 
privacy. Thanks  for understanding. Just let Bob know he's in your  thoughts.

Lanny
Subject: Re: Bob Sargent
From: Dottie Price <yumyumkatts AT VOYAGER.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:55:46 -0400
Our prayers are with him.   Dottie, Brown County, IN


> Friends and fellow hummingbird Banders,
> 
>

> 
> I was deeply distressed to hear the news about Bob's
illness.
> 
> 
> 
> I banded many a hummer
under his supervision in West Virginia and Alabama.
> 
>

> 
> He is a mentor to so many of us, a friend indeed,
and an example for all.
> 
> 
> 
> May his
recovery be as swift as the hummingbirds he so dearly loves.
> 
> 
> 
> Bob
> 
> 
> 
> Bob Hall-Brooks
> 
> Hummingbird Bander
>

> Holiday Beach Migration Observatory
> 
>
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
> 
>
Bhall-brooks AT cogeco.ca
> 
> 519-972-5736 (home)
>

> 519-259-7949 (mobile)
> 
> 
> 
> 
>
Subject: Bob Sargent
From: Bob Hall-Brooks <bhall-brooks AT COGECO.CA>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:20:08 -0400
Friends and fellow hummingbird Banders,

 

I was deeply distressed to hear the news about Bob's illness.

 

I banded many a hummer under his supervision in West Virginia and Alabama.

 

He is a mentor to so many of us, a friend indeed, and an example for all.

 

May his recovery be as swift as the hummingbirds he so dearly loves.

 

Bob

 

Bob Hall-Brooks

Hummingbird Bander

Holiday Beach Migration Observatory

Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada

Bhall-brooks AT cogeco.ca

519-972-5736 (home)

519-259-7949 (mobile)

 

 
Subject: Re: Terrible Situation!
From: Dottie Price <yumyumkatts AT VOYAGER.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:29:34 -0400
Yep, I get them all the time.  Boring!  Dottie, Brown County,
IN


> Is this a scam?
> 
> Sent from
Yahoo Mail on Android
>
Subject: Re: Terrible Situation!
From: Jana Whittle <000000346f893a94-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:38:58 -0400
Yes. I was hacked. I am sorry.
Jana



-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Smith 
To: HUMNET-L 
Sent: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:56 am
Subject: Re: [HUMNET-L] Terrible Situation!


Is this a scam?

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

 

Subject: Re: Terrible Situation!
From: Jim Smith <djlsmith AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:43:40 -0700
Is this a scam?

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
Subject: Terrible Situation!
From: Jana Whittle <000000346f893a94-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:52:23 -0400
 - This mail is in HTML. Some elements may be ommited in plain text. -

Good morning,
I Hope you get this on time, I made a trip to Pasay City and had my bag stolen 
from me with my passport and personal effects therein. The embassy has just 
issued me a temporary passport but i have to take care of my expenses and 
settle my hotel bills with the manager. 


I have made contact with my bank but it would take me 3-5 working days to 
access funds in my account, the bad news is my flight will be leaving very soon 
but i am having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't 
let me leave until i settle the bills. I need your help financially and i 
promise to make the refund once i get back home, you are my last resort and 
hope. Please let me know if i can count on you and i need you to keep checking 
your email because it's the only way i can reach you. 

Kind regards,
Jana Whittle
Subject: For the winter hummer list
From: Linda Beall <lbeall AT MINILOGIC.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:27:48 -0500
This morning Linda Keefer heard then saw a female R/A Selasphorus in her 
Covington yard.

Linda Beall
Covington, La
St. Tammany Parish



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http://www.aqua-mail.com
Subject: Hummingbird taste receptors
From: "Ingold, James" <James.Ingold AT LSUS.EDU>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:32:02 +0000
http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-sn-hummingbird-sweet-taste-receptors-20140821-story.html 


James L. Ingold, Ph.D.
Professor - Department of Biological Sciences
Director - Museum of Life Sciences
Hubert and Patricia Hervey Endowed Professor - Museum of Life Sciences
Louisiana State University in Shreveport

Office: (318) 797-5236
Fax: (318) 797-5222
james.ingold AT lsus.edu  www.lsus.edu
 
Subject: Re: Bob Sargent
From: Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:17:42 -0500
We have already sent a card as we heard from several sources that he was
not doing well.  We can only hope and pray that his eyesight can be
restored.


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:56 PM, Lanny Chambers 
wrote:

> > Do you know? Is there any hope that his eyesight can be restored?
>
> Folks, I appreciate your concern, but I don't feel at liberty to discuss
> the few details Martha shared with me. I have to respect the family's
> privacy. Thanks for understanding. Just let Bob know he's in your thoughts.
>
> Lanny
>



-- 
Kathi and Michael Rock
Madison, Wisconsin, Dane County
Zone 4/5
e-mail: kathijr AT yahoo.com
website: www.hummingbirdgardening.net
telephone: (608) 233-7397

"Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this
glittering
fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with
reverence..."; (J. J. Audubon)
Subject: Re: Bob Sargent
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:56:50 -0500
> Do you know? Is there any hope that his eyesight can be restored?

Folks, I appreciate your concern, but I don't feel at liberty to discuss the 
few details Martha shared with me. I have to respect the family's privacy. 
Thanks for understanding. Just let Bob know he's in your thoughts. 


Lanny
Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird No. 5,000
From: "Bill Hilton Jr." <hilton AT RUBYTHROAT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:40:04 -0400
Another big celebration today (28 Aug 2014) at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont 
Natural History: This morning I applied band #H81031 to a hatch-year female 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, making her forever famous as the 5,000th of her 
species banded here at the Center since 1984. I'm hopeful all you hummingbird 
enthusiasts share in my excitement at reaching this milestone and in wishing 
her safe travels to the Neotropics--and back again next spring. :-) 


I dedicate this bird to fellow hummingbird bander Bob Sargent, who is ailing 
after heart surgery and serious complications. 


Happy Hummingbird Watching!

BILL

Please "Like" our new Facebook pages at http://www.facebook.com/HiltonPond for 
timely updates on nature topics, 

and for info about hummingbirds at http://www.facebook.com/rubythroats

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Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
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York, South Carolina 29745 USA
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Operation RubyThroat:The Hummingbird Project ( http://www.rubythroat.org ) is a 
cross-disciplinary international initiative in which students, teachers, and 
others collaborate to study behavior and distribution of the Ruby-throated 
Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). All worldwide rights reserved and 
copyrighted by Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History ( 
http://www.hiltonpond.org ). Contributions in support of the project may be 
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Subject: Re: Bob Sargent
From: Melissa Pappas <0000000553dda6f7-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:47:14 -0700
I'm so grateful that you sent this Lanny! Bob has been a huge influence in my 
life - not only birding, but in how he has always treated people. He was 
immensely helpful when Jim and I were first starting our enjoyment of birds and 
birding. I'd always been a hummer-crazed observer and feeder, but hadn't really 
gotten into the travel and birding destination part. Bob spent well over an 
hour with me on the telephone prior to our first visit to Arizona. That call 
and trip really got us started on a pastime that is now a source of constant 
enjoyment. 


When we got that incredible visitor back in 2005, the first people I wanted to 
share her with were Bob and Martha. I wish they could have come. 


We will definitely start sending cards and let Bob know how much he means to 
us. 


Do you know? Is there any hope that his eyesight can be restored?  
  

Melissa Pappas 
Hamburg Township, Livingston County, MI 
  
Blog: http://colmel.wordpress.com/ 
  
"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should 
go home and examine your conscience."  ~ Woodrow Wilson 

 

________________________________
 From: Lanny Chambers 
To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU 
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:26 AM
Subject: [HUMNET-L] Bob Sargent
  

Friends,

As some of you may already know, Bob Sargent recently suffered complications 
from a previous heart surgery. In addition, an infection has resulted in loss 
of vision in both of his eyes. I just spoke with Martha, and Bob is at home 
now, in hospice care. He's feeling pretty lonely, and would very much 
appreciate hearing from his hummingbird-crazy friends. Please join me in 
sending a card or note for Martha to read to Bob. Here's the address: 


Bob Sargent
7570 Mack Hicks Road
Trussville AL 35173

Thanks,

Lanny
Subject: Bob Sargent
From: Lanny Chambers <lanny AT HUMMINGBIRDS.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:26:43 -0500
Friends,

As some of you may already know, Bob Sargent recently suffered complications 
from a previous heart surgery. In addition, an infection has resulted in loss 
of vision in both of his eyes. I just spoke with Martha, and Bob is at home 
now, in hospice care. He's feeling pretty lonely, and would very much 
appreciate hearing from his hummingbird-crazy friends. Please join me in 
sending a card or note for Martha to read to Bob. Here's the address: 


Bob Sargent
7570 Mack Hicks Road
Trussville AL 35173

Thanks,

Lanny
Subject: Pieces of a Puzzle
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:48:42 -0500
Humnetters Y'All,

On 20 August 2014, one of our wintering Rufous Hummingbirds, an adult 
female, was captured near Adamsville [Lampasas County], Texas.  After 
processing, she was released alive and well.  I received this report 
from the Federal Bird Banding Laboratory, but have not gotten any 
additional details from the bander who caught her.

Our crew originally caught and banded this bird on 25 January 2013 in 
Donaldsonville [Ascension Parish] at which time she was an immature 
female [SY as designated by the BBL].  Therefore, she is known to have 
hatched somewhere in the vast Pacific Northwest or western Canada or 
southern Alaska in 2012.  We did not re-encounter her in the winter of 
2013-2014 so we cannot be sure that she actually spent the cold months 
in our area.

This re-encounter is just one minute piece of a very complex mystery, a 
puzzle for which we wish we had more of the pieces.  Over the last 35 
years, more than 4000 Rufous Hummingbirds have been banded in 
Louisiana.  We have documented a healthy percentage of them returning to 
their original winter haunts, sometimes for years on end.  A small 
percentage of our Rufous turn up at sites elsewhere in the Southeast and 
similarly, we catch a few that were banded at other sites within this 
large region.  Yet, we established precious few connections with the 
breeding grounds and just a few more during the migrations to and from 
breeding areas.

In the early days of Humnet, long-timers will recall lively debates over 
routes used to reach Louisiana [and elsewhere in the Southeast].  Now, 
many years down the road, some formerly data-deficient theories show 
hints of having merit.  The above re-encounter fits neatly with a 
previous re-encounter just a couple of years ago.

On 1 August 2012, an adult male Rufous Hummingbird was found dead in a 
garage near Copperas Cove [Coryell County], Texas, just 20 miles from 
the Adamsville site.  He had been a youngster [HY as designated by the 
BBL] when originally handled on 8 September 2011 in New Orleans [Orleans 
Parish].  Therefore, he is known to have hatched somewhere in the vast 
Pacific Northwest or western Canada or southern Alaska in 2011.

The proximity of the 2 sites and timing of the re-encounters in central 
Texas documents close points on the routes taken by 2 different 
individuals and it suggests that other members of this far northwestern 
species could also be following a similar route.  Now, with these 2 tiny 
puzzle pieces, we are left to wonder where each individual hatched and 
what was the route that brought each to the sites of their 
re-encounters.  More questions . . .

NLN

-- 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, LA USA

http://www.casacolibri.net/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



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Subject: Re: "Nectar Defender"
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:39:09 -0500
On Aug 21, 2014, at 20:22, Gene Trapp  wrote:

> Can anyone comment on the use of "Nectar Defender" in hummingbird feeders to 
prevent mold developing. It is said to have "copper micronutrients" in it. 


I would challenge the maker to provide scientific evidence of its safety as a 
hummingbird dietary supplement. I would also not hold my breath waiting for 
same, as people who sell such things don't have the birds' welfare as their 
first priority. 


Given that even small amounts of iron can kill hummers, my suspicion is that 
copper would as well. If someone isn't up to changing the syrup when it starts 
getting cloudy, perhaps he should stop using feeders and just plant flowers 
instead. 


Please, put nothing in hummingbird feeders except white sugar and water.

Lanny Chambers
Subject: "Nectar Defender"
From: Gene Trapp <grtrapp AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:22:23 -0700
Can anyone comment on the use of "Nectar Defender" in hummingbird feeders to 
prevent mold developing. It is said to have "copper micronutrients" in it. 

The argument for its use us to allow you to not have to change and clean the 
feeders as often. I am doubtful that using it is a good idea. 


Gene Trapp
Davis, CA
Subject: LA Western Winter Hummingbird Report #1
From: "Johnson, Erik" <ejohnson AT AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:00:29 +0000
Louisiana birders,

The first western "winter" hummingbirds have arrived!! Keep a sharp eye out for 
non-Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and please report your western winter hummer 
observations to me (ejohnson AT Audubon.org), LAbird, or HUMNET for recording 
in our weekly report and database, providing the following information: 


Please continue to report winter hummingbirds to me for including in the 
western winter hummingbird database. 

- Your name
- Your address (town only is acceptable)
- First observed (FO) date (or, if discovered while banding or marking other 
birds, the date it was observed) 

- Species
- Age (Adult, immature, unknown)
- Sex (Male, female, unknown)
- Whether banded, when and by whom.

If additional information is learned through further observation or banding or 
if a mistake needs to be corrected, please report those updates and I'll make 
the changes. 


Happy hummingbirding,
Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

THIS IS THE FIRST LOUISIANA WESTERN WINTER HUMMINGBIRD REPORT FOR THE 2014-2015 
SEASON. 


1.Janelle Bergeron, Thibodaux, LA (Lafourche)
 #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/11/2014 (Banded on left leg) 


2.Robb Brumfield, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
     #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous)  Ad  M  FO 8/15/2014

3.Beth Erwin, Collinston, LA (Morehouse)
     #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous)  Ad  M  FO 8/12/2014

4.Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
     #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous)  Ad  M  FO 8/18/2014

5.Russ & Lisa Norwood, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
     #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous)  Ad  M  FO 8/13/2014

6.Helen & Mike Putnam, Basile, LA (Evangeline)
     #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous)  Ad  M  FO 8/1/2014 LO 8/2/2014

7.Linda Stewart, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
     #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous)  Ad  M  FO 8/16/2014

8.Noel Venezia, Slidell, LA (St. Tammany)
 #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 8/3/2014 ("Ms. Pink"; first 
banded by LB 11/26/2006) 

     #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous)  Ad  F  FO 8/4/2014 (banded)
________________________________
Summary of Reports as of 8/21/2014

Selasphorus Rufous/Allens
   9 reports
   6 parishes
   8 sites
--Identified Rufous
   9 reports
   6 parishes
   8 sites
________________________________
SELASPHORUS RUFOUS/ALLENS

East Baton Rouge Parish:  3 reports  3 sites

1. Russ & Lisa Norwood, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/13/2014

2. Robb Brumfield, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/15/2014

3. Linda Stewart, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/16/2014

Evangeline Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Helen & Mike Putnam, Basile, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/1/2014  LO 8/2/2014

Lafayette Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/18/2014

Lafourche Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Janelle Bergeron, Thibodaux, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/11/2014 (Banded on left leg) 


Morehouse Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Beth Erwin, Collinston, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/12/2014

St. Tammany Parish:  2 reports  1 site

1. Noel Venezia, Slidell, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 8/3/2014 ("Ms. Pink"; first 
banded by LB 11/26/2006) 

#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  F  FO 8/4/2014  (banded)
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Subject: Rufous
From: Jack & Rose Must <must4wbu AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:27:35 -0500
Reported to Erik Johnson yesterday, our first Rufous of the season!  A
beautiful male Rufous!  Haven't had time to check for jewelry.

 

Rose Must

 

Wild Birds Unlimited

137 Arnould Boulevard

Lafayette  LA   70503

337-993-2473

must4wbu AT gmail.com

 
Subject: Hilton Pond 08/01/14 (Truth About Ruby-throats)
From: "Bill Hilton Jr." <hilton AT RUBYTHROAT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:27:25 -0400
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds may be the most common and best understood of all 
hummer species, but misinformation about these tiny birds always seems to float 
around. "This Week at Hilton Pond" I offer a photo essay to clear up incorrect 
information I've read lately about ruby-throat behavior and morphology. To view 
this latest "fact-checking" installment for 1-15 August 2014, please visit 
http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek140801.html 


While there don't forget to scroll down for miscellaneous nature notes and a 
list of all birds banded and recaptured during the period, plus info about 
banding hummers in the Neotropics. 


Happy Hummingbird Watching!

BILL

Please "Like" our new Facebook pages at http://www.facebook.com/HiltonPond for 
timely updates on nature topics, 

and for info about hummingbirds at http://www.facebook.com/rubythroats

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DR. BILL HILTON JR., Principal Investigator & Executive Director
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Operation RubyThroat:The Hummingbird Project ( http://www.rubythroat.org ) is a 
cross-disciplinary international initiative in which students, teachers, and 
others collaborate to study behavior and distribution of the Ruby-throated 
Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). All worldwide rights reserved and 
copyrighted by Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History ( 
http://www.hiltonpond.org ). Contributions in support of the project may be 
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Subject: Re: Hummers and Kestrels
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:52:35 -0500
On Aug 18, 2014, at 18:15, "Johnson, Erik"  wrote:

> At the risk of sounding blasphemous, this question (and answers) brings up an 
interesting insight into value choices we as humans place on wildlife. With 
every management decision, there is a trade-off. Some species will be "winners" 
whereas others will be "losers" at the hand of such decisions. How me make 
those decisions are on some level based on the values we place on different 
species, whether plant or animal, small or large. 


Good point, Erik. Do we even know whether kestrels are important predators of 
hummingbirds? Cats, perhaps, depending on one's definition of "important." 
Other predators, probably trivial as causes of hummingbird mortality. 


I recall the report of a bunch of hummer hens nesting in the same tree as a 
Cooper's Hawk, presumably because the hawk kept the tree free of nest 
predators. Healthy hummingbirds have to be awfully hard for raptors to catch. 
It would not surprise me if orioles ate more hummers than hawks do. 


Last time we visited fellow hummer bander Steve Bouricius in Grand Junction, 
kestrels were nesting in his owl box. He never mentioned them causing problems 
for the many hummingbirds that nest in his orchard and use his feeders. 


Lanny Chambers
Subject: Re: Hummers and Kestrels
From: "Johnson, Erik" <ejohnson AT AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:15:17 +0000
At the risk of sounding blasphemous, this question (and answers) brings up an 
interesting insight into value choices we as humans place on wildlife. With 
every management decision, there is a trade-off. Some species will be "winners" 
whereas others will be "losers" at the hand of such decisions. How me make 
those decisions are on some level based on the values we place on different 
species, whether plant or animal, small or large. 


Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, according to the Breeding Bird Survey, have been 
increasing in population by about 1.5%/year, which means the population has 
about doubled over the last 50 years. On the other hand, American Kestrels have 
been declining by about 1%/year, or declined by about 40% over those same 50 
years. Remember there are errors to these measurements, but in both species, 
the trend is not zero (i.e., confidently increasing in hummingbirds and 
decreasing in kestrels). And BBS routes are often conducted along roads, and 
there are other biases...so take these numbers for what they are. 


I don't pass along these numbers to pass judgment or guidance. Simply to answer 
this question from a slightly different perspective. 


Eagerly awaiting the spears to fly. (But above all, I wish you all happy 
birding!) 

Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA
ejohnson AT audubon.org


-----Original Message-----
From: BB for Hummingbirds and Gardening for them in the Southeast 
[mailto:HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Wiggins Patrick 

Sent: Monday, August 18, 2014 5:00 PM
To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: Re: [HUMNET-L] Hummers and Kestrels

Thanks to everyone for the input. I have decided against putting kestrel boxes 
in my yard. 


Cheers,

patrick


On 18 Aug 2014, at 14:48, Allen Chartier  wrote:

> Last month, near Constantine, Michigan, we had an Eastern Wood-Pewee 
> dive down from the trees at a few of the Ruby-throats we were 
> releasing after banding (134 banded that day). One attempt he/she 
> succeeded in actually grabbing the hummer, but it was apparently too big and 
it struggled free. 

> 
> Allen T. Chartier
> Inkster, Michigan
> Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
> Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
> Website: www.amazilia.net
> Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
> 
> 
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 12:03 AM, Nancy L. Newfield 
> 
> wrote:
> 
>> Patrick,
>> 
>> On 8/17/2014 10:08 PM, Wiggins Patrick wrote:
>> 
>> I'm considering putting up a Kestrel nesting box near my house.
>>> 
>>> But first I want to find out if attracting a family of Kestrels 
>>> would or would not endanger the hummers that live in my area and come to my 
feeders. 

>>> 
>>> Opinions?
>>> 
>> 
>> Not a good idea.  I have personally seen an American Kestrel attempt 
>> to catch a couple of hummers in my yard. He didn't score, but he came close. 

>> 
>> NLN
>> 
>> --
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> Nancy L Newfield
>> Casa Colibrí
>> Metairie, LA USA
>> 
>> http://www.casacolibri.net/
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> 
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>> 
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Subject: 2013-2014 Winter Hummingbirds Report
From: Kevin Morgan <cowboyinbrla AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:59:58 -0500
Howdy LABIRD and HUMNET folk:

We've put the final polish on our 2013-2014 Louisiana Winter Hummingbird
Project report (just in time for the new arrivals for the 2014-2015
season!). The report is posted to Nancy Newfield's website on the Winter
Hummingbird Project page (http://www.casacolibri.net/winterbanding.asp)
along with the last few years' reports, or you can link directly to the
report at
http://www.casacolibri.net/publications/LA-Winter_Hummingbird_Report_2013-20
14.pdf.

Thanks to all who made the report possible - the scores of hosts, the
banders, the assistants, and everyone else who is helping expand our
knowledge of this remarkable phenomenon.

Kevin Morgan
Baton Rouge, LA
Subject: Re: Hummers and Kestrels
From: Wiggins Patrick <paw AT GETBEEHIVE.NET>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:59:50 -0600
Thanks to everyone for the input. I have decided against putting kestrel boxes 
in my yard. 


Cheers,

patrick


On 18 Aug 2014, at 14:48, Allen Chartier  wrote:

> Last month, near Constantine, Michigan, we had an Eastern Wood-Pewee dive
> down from the trees at a few of the Ruby-throats we were releasing after
> banding (134 banded that day). One attempt he/she succeeded in actually
> grabbing the hummer, but it was apparently too big and it struggled free.
> 
> Allen T. Chartier
> Inkster, Michigan
> Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
> Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
> Website: www.amazilia.net
> Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
> 
> 
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 12:03 AM, Nancy L. Newfield 
> wrote:
> 
>> Patrick,
>> 
>> On 8/17/2014 10:08 PM, Wiggins Patrick wrote:
>> 
>> I'm considering putting up a Kestrel nesting box near my house.
>>> 
>>> But first I want to find out if attracting a family of Kestrels would or
>>> would not endanger the hummers that live in my area and come to my feeders.
>>> 
>>> Opinions?
>>> 
>> 
>> Not a good idea.  I have personally seen an American Kestrel attempt to
>> catch a couple of hummers in my yard.  He didn't score, but he came close.
>> 
>> NLN
>> 
>> --
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> Nancy L Newfield
>> Casa Colibrí
>> Metairie, LA USA
>> 
>> http://www.casacolibri.net/
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> 
>> 
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Subject: Re: Hummers and Kestrels
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:48:55 -0400
Last month, near Constantine, Michigan, we had an Eastern Wood-Pewee dive
down from the trees at a few of the Ruby-throats we were releasing after
banding (134 banded that day). One attempt he/she succeeded in actually
grabbing the hummer, but it was apparently too big and it struggled free.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/


On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 12:03 AM, Nancy L. Newfield 
wrote:

> Patrick,
>
> On 8/17/2014 10:08 PM, Wiggins Patrick wrote:
>
>  I'm considering putting up a Kestrel nesting box near my house.
>>
>> But first I want to find out if attracting a family of Kestrels would or
>> would not endanger the hummers that live in my area and come to my feeders.
>>
>> Opinions?
>>
>
> Not a good idea.  I have personally seen an American Kestrel attempt to
> catch a couple of hummers in my yard.  He didn't score, but he came close.
>
> NLN
>
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, LA USA
> 
> http://www.casacolibri.net/
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
>
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Subject: Re: Hummers and Kestrels
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:03:38 -0500
Patrick,

On 8/17/2014 10:08 PM, Wiggins Patrick wrote:

> I'm considering putting up a Kestrel nesting box near my house.
>
> But first I want to find out if attracting a family of Kestrels would or 
would not endanger the hummers that live in my area and come to my feeders. 

>
> Opinions?

Not a good idea.  I have personally seen an American Kestrel attempt to 
catch a couple of hummers in my yard.  He didn't score, but he came close.

NLN

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Casa Colibrí
Metairie, LA USA

http://www.casacolibri.net/
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Subject: Hummers and Kestrels
From: Wiggins Patrick <paw AT GETBEEHIVE.NET>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:08:57 -0600
I'm considering putting up a Kestrel nesting box near my house.

But first I want to find out if attracting a family of Kestrels would or would 
not endanger the hummers that live in my area and come to my feeders. 


Opinions?

Thanks!

patrick
N. Utah
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:14:47 -0500
Thank you, Inge,

On 8/13/2014 10:41 AM, Bill & Inge wrote:

> Thanks for getting back to me. I just thought that the "winter birds" 
> are starting to come in and postings would be picking up. I signed up 
> after Susan Campbell banded an Imm. Male Rufous in my yard back in 
> December of 1999 and then in October of 2001 I hosted the first ever 
> Male Broadbilled Hummingbird in NC. Unfortunately, he only stayed for 
> a week. Susan did not band him right away for fear he might take off. 
> However, "he"had close to 100 visitors during those few days and was 
> very cooperative. It was a real treat!

I hosted Louisiana's first documented Broad-billed from early November 
1990 to early January 1991.  This was a few years before HUMNET came 
into being.  He was seen by fewer than 25 people because he was not a 
feeder bird and his appearances were sporadic, at best.  At first, he 
appeared for a couple of hours each day, but after the 5th day, he 
became less regular.

Over Thanksgiving week, my husband and I made a trip to Costa Rica. At 
the time we left, I had not seen him in a week, so I thought he was 
gone, but a few days after our return, I saw him again.  He still was 
not using a feeder and I thought of a capture scheme that might be 
productive.  It worked and I was a very happy bander.

31 Broad-billeds have been banded in Louisiana since then and a few more 
documented photographically.  However, it has been several years since 
our Winter Project banders have managed to snag one.

NLN

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Casa Colibrí
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Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird
From: Bill & Inge <willing2 AT SUDDENLINK.NET>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:41:37 -0400
Nancy,

Thanks for getting back to me. I just thought that the "winter birds" are 
starting to come in and postings would be picking up. I signed up after 
Susan Campbell banded an Imm. Male Rufous in my yard back in December of 
1999 and then in October of 2001 I hosted the first ever Male Broadbilled 
Hummingbird in NC. Unfortunately, he only stayed for a week. Susan did not 
band him right away for fear he might take off. However, "he"had close to 
100 visitors during those few days and was very cooperative. It was a real 
treat!

Thanks again and I really enjoy all your postings and especially your 
knowledge!

Inge

-----Original Message----- 
From: Nancy L. Newfield
Sent: Wednesday, 13 August, 2014 10:03 AM
To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: Re: [HUMNET-L] [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird

Inge,

On 8/13/2014 8:58 AM, Bill & Inge Parker wrote:

> Just curious - is HUMNET down? Have not seen any postings since early 
> August!

HUMNET has been generally quiet for a number of years.  Here in
Louisiana, more observers post on the statewide and less exclusive LABIRD.

NLN

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Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:03:38 -0500
Inge,

On 8/13/2014 8:58 AM, Bill & Inge Parker wrote:

> Just curious - is HUMNET down? Have not seen any postings since early 
> August!

HUMNET has been generally quiet for a number of years.  Here in 
Louisiana, more observers post on the statewide and less exclusive LABIRD.

NLN

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Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird
From: Bill & Inge <willing2 AT SUDDENLINK.NET>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:58:01 -0400
Just curious - is HUMNET down? Have not seen any postings since early 
August!

Inge Parker
New Bern, NC

-----Original Message----- 
From: Johnson, Erik
Sent: Saturday, 02 August, 2014 7:52 PM
To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: Re: [HUMNET-L] [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird

Congratulations Helena!

LAbirders and HumNetters,

I will again be compiling the western winter hummingbird reports, starting 
now!  Hold off on any Ruby-throat reports until November 15, after which we 
count them as "wintering."  Please continue to send reports to my email 
(ejohnson AT audubon.org), LAbird, or HUMNET, and provide the following 
information:
- Your name
- Your address (town only is acceptable)
- First observed (FO) date (or, if discovered while banding or marking other 
birds, the date it was observed)
- Species
- Age (Adult, immature, unknown)
- Sex (Male, female, unknown)
- Whether banded, when and by whom.

If additional information is learned through further observation or banding 
or if a mistake needs to be corrected, please report those updates and I'll 
make the changes.  I wish you all a fun-filled winter hummingbird season.

Happy hummingbirding,
Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA
ejohnson AT audubon.org





-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds 
[mailto:LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of H. Putnam
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2014 4:25 PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird

Happy to announce we are hosting a beautiful adult male Rufous Hummingbird 
since Friday, August 1, 2014!  What a treat!

Helena Putnam
Basile, Louisiana
Extreme southwest corner of Evangeline Parish on the banks of Bayou Nezpique


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Subject: Re: Question for the Experts = Rufous Longevity Record
From: Kevin Morgan <cowboyinbrla AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 00:31:41 -0500
Noel,

Nancy may have already gone to bed so I'll chime in. For longevity purposes,
the BBL assumes a bird hatched on June 1 of the year it was hatched,
assuming that is known. So a bird banded as an immature in late 2014, or
early in 2015, would be deemed hatched on June 1, 2014.

Obviously that won't work for birds banded as adults. The assumption then is
that the bird was hatched AT LEAST by June 1 of the previous year - it might
be older, but there's no way to know.

From that date, they calculate age through the last encounter. So a bird
banded as an immature in the fall of 2006, like Ms. Pink, would be
considered hatched on June 1, 2006, and that would make her 8 years, 2
months at the beginning of August. If she hangs around until early March,
she'd be 8 years, 9 months. It certainly is not "exact" as some Ruby-throats
hatch by early May and in some places out west, like southern California,
some Anna's and Allen's may have nests going in the "winter". But it's at
least a standard.

Kevin Morgan
Baton Rouge LA


> -----Original Message-----
> From: BB for Hummingbirds and Gardening for them in the Southeast
> [mailto:HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Noel Venezia
> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 10:43 PM
> To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
> Subject: Re: [HUMNET-L] Question for the Experts = Rufous Longevity
> Record
> 
> Do the record keepers assume that a hatch year bird caught on 11/26/06
> is 0
> days old or do they assume they are at least 8-12 weeks at that point?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: BB for Hummingbirds and Gardening for them in the Southeast
> [mailto:HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nancy L. Newfield
> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 9:41 PM
> To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
> Subject: Re: [HUMNET-L] Question for the Experts = Rufous Longevity
> Record
> 
> Noel,
> 
> On 8/6/2014 9:34 PM, Noel Venezia wrote:
> 
> > Lanny or Bob or any other expert.what is the longevity record for
> > rufous hummingbird?  The Hilton Pond website shows 9 years, 1
> > month..is that accurate?
> 
> The Federal Bird Banding Laboratory, which is the official keeper of
> this
> kind of information, lists 8 years 11 months for Rufous Hummingbird.
> 
> NLN
> 
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> Casa Colibrí
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> 
> http://www.casacolibri.net/
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> 
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Subject: Re: Question for the Experts = Rufous Longevity Record
From: Noel Venezia <pplace AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 22:42:50 -0500
Do the record keepers assume that a hatch year bird caught on 11/26/06 is 0
days old or do they assume they are at least 8-12 weeks at that point?  

-----Original Message-----
From: BB for Hummingbirds and Gardening for them in the Southeast
[mailto:HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nancy L. Newfield
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 9:41 PM
To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: Re: [HUMNET-L] Question for the Experts = Rufous Longevity Record

Noel,

On 8/6/2014 9:34 PM, Noel Venezia wrote:

> Lanny or Bob or any other expert.what is the longevity record for 
> rufous hummingbird?  The Hilton Pond website shows 9 years, 1 
> month..is that accurate?

The Federal Bird Banding Laboratory, which is the official keeper of this
kind of information, lists 8 years 11 months for Rufous Hummingbird.

NLN

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Subject: Re: Question for the Experts = Rufous Longevity Record
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 21:41:24 -0500
Noel,

On 8/6/2014 9:34 PM, Noel Venezia wrote:

> Lanny or Bob or any other expert.what is the longevity record for rufous
> hummingbird?  The Hilton Pond website shows 9 years, 1 month..is that
> accurate?

The Federal Bird Banding Laboratory, which is the official keeper of 
this kind of information, lists 8 years 11 months for Rufous Hummingbird.

NLN

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Subject: Question for the Experts = Rufous Longevity Record
From: Noel Venezia <pplace AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 21:34:47 -0500
Lanny or Bob or any other expert.what is the longevity record for rufous
hummingbird?  The Hilton Pond website shows 9 years, 1 month..is that
accurate?  

 

Noel 
Subject: Rufous in Arkansas
From: "birdiehaynes AT yahoo.com" <0000002310c25fb6-dmarc-request@LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 09:59:31 -0700
Cheri Hammonds of Bentonville, Arkansas hosted an adult male Rufous from July 
29 August 2.  Joe Neal was able to photograph and document that bird.  


Howard Aaron of Redfield, Arkansas is reporting what is probably a male Rufous, 
but as of yet noone has been able to get over there and photograph it.  I am 
hoping to go later today.  


I'd also like to invite any humnet members that are also on Facebook to join 
the Winter Hummingbirds group.  It is a good place to share photos and reports 
of western hummingbirds in the eastern half of the country.  The group is quite 
small and I would love to encourage more interaction between members.  


https://m.facebook.com/groups/261865437168622?view=info&ref=bookmark

Donna Haynes
Little Rock, Arkansas

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Subject: Winter Birds at Venezia Gardens - Update
From: Noel Venezia <pplace AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 20:13:37 -0500
I do have some beautiful pics of Ms. Pink, along with the numbers 98 off her
band, send a private message to pplace AT charter.net if interested. She was
quite busy while I was at work today, clearing all the ruby throats out of
her piece of the center yard. 

 

The second adult female rufous does have a band and judging by both her
gorget pattern and the branch she is sitting on, will be Ms. Green, a third
year returnee.  

 

Noel Venezia

Slidell, LA

Eastern St. Tammany Parish

 
Subject: Re: Ms. Pink has Arrived!
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:12:21 -0500
Noel,

On 8/4/2014 7:56 AM, Noel Venezia wrote:

> I am so excited to announce that upon our return home yesterday, a rufous
> was spotted in the central yard with a large central spot.  This morning I
> was able to confirm, this is Ms. Pink, returning every year since the year
> banded in 2006!!!  9 seasons sharing the yard with this beautiful bird.
>
> Rufous #1 - An adult female rufous w band on left leg, first observed on
> 8/3/14.  She is perched in the center yard and sports a large central
> gorget. Confirmed by photograph, band ends in "98"  (C25798).  Her history
> is: LB banded C25798 here on 11/26/06 as an immature bird, returned 8/25/07,
> 8/2/08, 7/30/09, 8/22/10, 8/3/11, 8/12/12, 8/24/13 and 8/3/14.
>
> And to add to the excitement, while I was trying to get images this morning,
> a second adult female rufous came by to fuss with Ms. Pink.  The second bird
> appears it could be Ms. Green.
>
> Rufous #2 - Adult female
>
> The fun has started early this year!

Many congrats!  You must be feeding them well and this is a fine way to 
kick off the winter season.

NLN

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Subject: Ms. Pink has Arrived!
From: Noel Venezia <pplace AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 07:56:50 -0500
Humnet and All,

 

I am so excited to announce that upon our return home yesterday, a rufous
was spotted in the central yard with a large central spot.  This morning I
was able to confirm, this is Ms. Pink, returning every year since the year
banded in 2006!!!  9 seasons sharing the yard with this beautiful bird.  

 

Rufous #1 - An adult female rufous w band on left leg, first observed on
8/3/14.  She is perched in the center yard and sports a large central
gorget. Confirmed by photograph, band ends in "98"  (C25798).  Her history
is: LB banded C25798 here on 11/26/06 as an immature bird, returned 8/25/07,
8/2/08, 7/30/09, 8/22/10, 8/3/11, 8/12/12, 8/24/13 and 8/3/14.  

 

And to add to the excitement, while I was trying to get images this morning,
a second adult female rufous came by to fuss with Ms. Pink.  The second bird
appears it could be Ms. Green.  

Rufous #2 - Adult female 

 

The fun has started early this year!  

Noel Venezia

Eastern St. Tammany

Slidell, LA
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird
From: "Johnson, Erik" <ejohnson AT AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 23:52:02 +0000
Congratulations Helena!

LAbirders and HumNetters,

I will again be compiling the western winter hummingbird reports, starting now! 
Hold off on any Ruby-throat reports until November 15, after which we count 
them as "wintering." Please continue to send reports to my email (ejohnson AT 
audubon.org), LAbird, or HUMNET, and provide the following information: 

- Your name
- Your address (town only is acceptable)
- First observed (FO) date (or, if discovered while banding or marking other 
birds, the date it was observed) 

- Species
- Age (Adult, immature, unknown)
- Sex (Male, female, unknown)
- Whether banded, when and by whom.

If additional information is learned through further observation or banding or 
if a mistake needs to be corrected, please report those updates and I'll make 
the changes. I wish you all a fun-filled winter hummingbird season. 


Happy hummingbirding,
Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA
ejohnson AT audubon.org





-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds 
[mailto:LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of H. Putnam 

Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2014 4:25 PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Adult Male Rufous Hummingbird

Happy to announce we are hosting a beautiful adult male Rufous Hummingbird 
since Friday, August 1, 2014!  What a treat!   


Helena Putnam
Basile, Louisiana
Extreme southwest corner of Evangeline Parish on the banks of Bayou Nezpique
Subject: Re: 30 Years With Hummingbirds
From: Dottie Price <yumyumkatts AT VOYAGER.NET>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:28:36 -0400
That is so wonderful!  Dottie, Hickory Hollow, Brown County,
Indiana


> Another big celebration today at Hilton Pond
Center:
> 
> Exactly 30 years ago (27 Jul 1984) I received
authorization from the
> federal Bird Banding Lab to begin working
with hummingbirds. At 3 p.m.
> that afternoon I pulled the string
on my homemade trap baited with sugar
> water and caught my very
first hummer--a recently fledged male
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird
that received band X37373.
> 
> In three decades since
I've banded 4,920 RTHU at the Center, with more
> than 12% of them
returning in at least one later year. I've learned a lot
> about
about hummer longevity, site fidelity, population dynamics, and
>
migration, and I've derived quite a bit of personal and professional
> pleasure from these tiny balls of fluff.
> 
> Among
other things, my interest in ruby-throats has introduced me to a
>
cherished assemblage of students, hummingbird enthusiasts, and fellow
> banders--including those who have been with me on Operation
RubyThroat
> expeditions to five Central American countries where
I've banded 1,113
> hummers. I am grateful for all those friends
here and abroad and for the
> hummingbirds that have taught me
much about the natural world of which we
> all are part. At 67, I
doubt I'll have another 30 years working with
> ruby-throats, but
I'm not about to quit just yet!
> 
> Happy
Hummingbirding!
> 
> BILL
> 
> P.S. Please
"Like" our new Facebook page at
>
http://www.facebook.com/HiltonPond for timely updates on nature topics.
> 
> =========
> 
> OPERATION RUBYTHROAT: The
Hummingbird Project
> DR. BILL HILTON JR., Principal Investigator
& Executive Director
> Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural
History
> 1432 DeVinney Road
> York, South Carolina 29745
USA
> office & cell (803) 684-5852
> 
>
Operation RubyThroat:The Hummingbird Project ( http://www.rubythroat.org
)
> is a cross-disciplinary international initiative in which
students,
> teachers, and others collaborate to study behavior and
distribution of the
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus
colubris). All worldwide rights
> reserved and copyrighted by
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural
> History (
http://www.hiltonpond.org ). Contributions in support of the
>
project may be made via Network for Good at
>

http://www.guidestar.org/controller/searchResults.gs?action_donateReport=1&partner=networkforgood&ein=56-2162170 

> 
> =============
>
Subject: 30 Years With Hummingbirds
From: "Bill Hilton Jr." <hilton AT RUBYTHROAT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:21:02 -0400
Another big celebration today at Hilton Pond Center:

Exactly 30 years ago (27 Jul 1984) I received authorization from the federal 
Bird Banding Lab to begin working with hummingbirds. At 3 p.m. that afternoon I 
pulled the string on my homemade trap baited with sugar water and caught my 
very first hummer--a recently fledged male Ruby-throated Hummingbird that 
received band X37373. 


In three decades since I've banded 4,920 RTHU at the Center, with more than 12% 
of them returning in at least one later year. I've learned a lot about about 
hummer longevity, site fidelity, population dynamics, and migration, and I've 
derived quite a bit of personal and professional pleasure from these tiny balls 
of fluff. 


Among other things, my interest in ruby-throats has introduced me to a 
cherished assemblage of students, hummingbird enthusiasts, and fellow 
banders--including those who have been with me on Operation RubyThroat 
expeditions to five Central American countries where I've banded 1,113 hummers. 
I am grateful for all those friends here and abroad and for the hummingbirds 
that have taught me much about the natural world of which we all are part. At 
67, I doubt I'll have another 30 years working with ruby-throats, but I'm not 
about to quit just yet! 


Happy Hummingbirding!

BILL

P.S. Please "Like" our new Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/HiltonPond 
for timely updates on nature topics. 


=========

OPERATION RUBYTHROAT: The Hummingbird Project
DR. BILL HILTON JR., Principal Investigator & Executive Director
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
1432 DeVinney Road
York, South Carolina 29745 USA
office & cell (803) 684-5852

Operation RubyThroat:The Hummingbird Project ( http://www.rubythroat.org ) is a 
cross-disciplinary international initiative in which students, teachers, and 
others collaborate to study behavior and distribution of the Ruby-throated 
Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). All worldwide rights reserved and 
copyrighted by Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History ( 
http://www.hiltonpond.org ). Contributions in support of the project may be 
made via Network for Good at 
http://www.guidestar.org/controller/searchResults.gs?action_donateReport=1&partner=networkforgood&ein=56-2162170 


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Subject: Re: Nesting in mid to late July
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:48:23 -0400
Lanny and Kathi,

Indeed, I have seen hatch-year males doing the U display in early
September...

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/


On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Lanny Chambers 
wrote:

> On Jul 17, 2014, at 20:38, "Michael J. Rock" 
> wrote:
> >
> > Tonight, after he finished his U-shaped dive, we walked over to where
> the bottom part of the U occurred, and a female hummingbird was perched in
> a honeysuckle and flew away.
> >
> > So, we assume that our flashy male was trying to woo this female hummer
> into a few seconds of romance.
>
> Kathi, in Ruby-throated the U-shaped pendulum arc is an aggression
> display, intended to intimidate a poacher into leaving the displayer's
> territory. The mating shuttle looks quite different, a rapid lateral
> display only a foot or two wide.
>
> Lanny Chambers
>
Subject: Re: Nesting in mid to late July
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:06:19 -0600
On Jul 17, 2014, at 20:38, "Michael J. Rock"  wrote:
> 
> Tonight, after he finished his U-shaped dive, we walked over to where the 
bottom part of the U occurred, and a female hummingbird was perched in a 
honeysuckle and flew away. 

> 
> So, we assume that our flashy male was trying to woo this female hummer into 
a few seconds of romance. 


Kathi, in Ruby-throated the U-shaped pendulum arc is an aggression display, 
intended to intimidate a poacher into leaving the displayer's territory. The 
mating shuttle looks quite different, a rapid lateral display only a foot or 
two wide. 


Lanny Chambers
Subject: Fwd: [Tweeters] Hummingbirds and artificial sweeteners
From: "creinsch AT humbirds.org" <creinsch@HUMBIRDS.ORG>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:56:45 -0700
Humnetters:

I am forwarding for comment.  My own response is astonishment that 
submitting hummingbirds to this kind of research would be rewarded with 
publication.

chuck reinsch
seattle
creinsch AT humbirds.org

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[Tweeters] Hummingbirds and artificial sweeteners
Date: 	Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:59:38 -0700
From: 	Rachel Lawson 
To: 	



I have always wondered about the criteria hummingbirds use to determine 
what makes a nectar source worth using, including how they might react 
to artificial sweeteners.  My daughter Clare Brown found the following 
article:


Stromberg, M. R. and P. B. Johnsen (1990). "Hummingbird Sweetness 
Preferences: Taste or Viscosity?" The Condor 92(3): 606-612.

Black-chinned Hummingbirds (Archilochus alexanderi) were offered 
combinations of sucrose and artificial sweeteners (saccharin, aspartame) 
at various concentrations and viscosity levels. Sucrose at 40% 
concentration was preferred over lower concentrations. Sucrose at 20% 
was preferred over artificial sweeteners, plain water, and low 
sucrose/high viscosity samples. Additions of artificial sweeteners to 
sucrose samples had no effect on nectar consumption and, therefore, were 
judged to be ineffective stimuli rather than aversive. Artificial 
increases in viscosity had no effects on the amount of nectar removed as 
long as a minimum of 15% sucrose was present. Hummingbirds responded to 
decreased sucrose concentrations by increasing sampling behavior at 
feeders; at increased sucrose levels, sampling behavior decreased. 
Chemosensory mechanisms rather than physical measures of viscosity are 
responsible for the sensory evaluation and the subsequent selection of 
sucrose nectars.

If anyone is interested, I will send the link to the whole paper.

Rachel Lawson

Seattle

rwlawson AT q.com 


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Subject: Re: What's this?
From: Wiggins Patrick <paw AT GETBEEHIVE.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:53:35 -0600
I'm happy to report that, as many of you suggested, the mystery plants turned 
out to be sunflowers. 


And unlike the 4 I had growing last year there are dozens this year.

It's so nice to look out and see an all those bright yellow flowers.

patrick


On 31 May 2014, at 22:02, Wiggins Patrick  wrote:

> I've got a bunch of these plants popping up in the bare ground around my 
feeders: 

> 
> http://users.wirelessbeehive.com/~paw/temp/whatsthis.jpg
> 
> Can someone here tell me what kind of plant it is?
> 
> And more important is it something that hummers and other avian friends might 
like? Or weeds that I need to remove before they get big? 

> 
> Thank you,
> 
> patrick
> N. Utah
Subject: Nesting in mid to late July
From: "Michael J. Rock" <mjrock AT FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:38:04 -0500
We have had a resident adult male that has been in our back yard for several 
months. A ritual that we have is to watch him, and any other hummers, in the 
evening. Yesterday, I saw a female hummingbird in the back yard. And, for the 
last two nights, we have seen the male perform the U-shaped dive. Tonight, 
after he finished his U-shaped dive, we walked over to where the bottom part of 
the U occurred, and a female hummingbird was perched in a honeysuckle and flew 
away. 

 
So, we assume that our flashy male was trying to woo this female hummer into a 
few seconds of romance. This made us wonder how late hummingbirds could lay 
eggs here in the upper Midwest. We have the Ruby-throated hummingbird monograph 
written by Tara Robinson and Bob and Martha Sargent, published in the Birds of 
North America series. It states that egg dates are 25 May- 2 Sept in s. 
Ontario, 29 May- 6 Aug in Vermont, 24 May- 22 Jul in Massachusetts and 27 Apr- 
14 Aug in Arkansas. 

 
With a 14 day incubation and another 21 days in the nest, we assume that there 
is still plenty of time for a brood of hummers here. 

 
Kathi and Michael Rock
Madison, WI
Subject: Re: New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird?
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:28:11 -0400
Erik,

Thanks! I will enter it there, as I did with my Carolina Wren a few months
ago

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/


On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM, Johnson, Erik  wrote:

> Allen,
>
> Apparently the BBL requests longevity records to be submitted through
> their regular band recovery portal here:
> https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/bblretrv/
>
> The directions for this (and other info on longevity records) I found here:
> http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/longevity/longvrec.cfm
>
> Congrats on tracking this super female!
> Erik Johnson
> S Lafayette, LA
> ejohnson AT audubon.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: BB for Hummingbirds and Gardening for them in the Southeast [mailto:
> HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Allen Chartier
> Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 4:14 PM
> To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
> Subject: [HUMNET-L] New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird?
>
> Humbanders,
>
> This morning I was banding hummingbirds at two sites within 1/4 mile of
> each other in Waterloo Twp., Jackson County, Michigan, when among the many
> returns I had a female that I had originally banded at that site on June 8,
> 2006 as an after hatch-year female. That makes her 9 years 1 month old,
> the oldest I've ever recaptured, and possibly a record for the species! In
> my public hummingbird programs, I give a record longevity for the species
> as 9 years 1 month that I've seen quoted before here, but looking at the
> BBL website there are two individuals listed there at 9 years 0 months.
> This bird has been recaptured in many years since being banded, including
> just last summer when she was one of three 8-year-old birds that I
> recaptured.
>
> So, what is the best way to get this into the BBL database? I have not
> been submitting returns (I have hundreds of them going back more than a
> decade).
> Recently, I submitted my own Carolina Wren that I recaptured in my yard
> (where originally banded) via the reportband.gov site. But I don't know
> if that alone gets a longevity record into the database (and onto the
> website). I should probably drop a short note to North American Bird Bander
> too...
>
>
> Allen T. Chartier
> Inkster, Michigan
> Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
> Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
> Website: www.amazilia.net
> Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
>
Subject: Re: New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird?
From: "Johnson, Erik" <ejohnson AT AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:49:52 +0000
Allen,

Apparently the BBL requests longevity records to be submitted through their 
regular band recovery portal here: 

https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/bblretrv/

The directions for this (and other info on longevity records) I found here:
http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/longevity/longvrec.cfm

Congrats on tracking this super female!  
Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA
ejohnson AT audubon.org



-----Original Message-----
From: BB for Hummingbirds and Gardening for them in the Southeast 
[mailto:HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Allen Chartier 

Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 4:14 PM
To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [HUMNET-L] New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird?

Humbanders,

This morning I was banding hummingbirds at two sites within 1/4 mile of each 
other in Waterloo Twp., Jackson County, Michigan, when among the many returns I 
had a female that I had originally banded at that site on June 8, 

2006 as an after hatch-year female. That makes her 9 years 1 month old, the 
oldest I've ever recaptured, and possibly a record for the species! In my 
public hummingbird programs, I give a record longevity for the species as 9 
years 1 month that I've seen quoted before here, but looking at the BBL website 
there are two individuals listed there at 9 years 0 months. This bird has been 
recaptured in many years since being banded, including just last summer when 
she was one of three 8-year-old birds that I recaptured. 


So, what is the best way to get this into the BBL database? I have not been 
submitting returns (I have hundreds of them going back more than a decade). 

Recently, I submitted my own Carolina Wren that I recaptured in my yard (where 
originally banded) via the reportband.gov site. But I don't know if that alone 
gets a longevity record into the database (and onto the website). I should 
probably drop a short note to North American Bird Bander too... 



Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
Subject: Re: New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird?
From: Jana Whittle <000000346f893a94-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:44:18 -0400
Thank you for letting us know. I appreciate all of your hard work and great 
record keeping. 

Jana Whittle
Nederland, Texas



-----Original Message-----
From: Allen Chartier 
To: HUMNET-L 
Sent: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 4:13 pm
Subject: [HUMNET-L] New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird?


Humbanders,

This morning I was banding hummingbirds at two sites within 1/4 mile of
each other in Waterloo Twp., Jackson County, Michigan, when among the many
returns I had a female that I had originally banded at that site on June 8,
2006 as an after hatch-year female. That makes her 9 years 1 month old, the
oldest I've ever recaptured, and possibly a record for the species! In my
public hummingbird programs, I give a record longevity for the species as 9
years 1 month that I've seen quoted before here, but looking at the BBL
website there are two individuals listed there at 9 years 0 months. This
bird has been recaptured in many years since being banded, including just
last summer when she was one of three 8-year-old birds that I recaptured.

So, what is the best way to get this into the BBL database? I have not been
submitting returns (I have hundreds of them going back more than a decade).
Recently, I submitted my own Carolina Wren that I recaptured in my yard
(where originally banded) via the reportband.gov site. But I don't know if
that alone gets a longevity record into the database (and onto the
website). I should probably drop a short note to North American Bird Bander
too...


Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

 
Subject: Re: New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird?
From: KC Foggin <KCFoggin AT SC.RR.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:39:13 -0400
This is great news Allen!  

K.C.

K.C. Foggin
Socastee
Myrtle Beach SC

www.birdforum.net

www.pbase.com/kcfoggin/nikon_d50_pages&page=20




From: Allen Chartier 
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:13 PM
To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU 
Subject: [HUMNET-L] New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird?

Humbanders,

This morning I was banding hummingbirds at two sites within 1/4 mile of
each other in Waterloo Twp., Jackson County, Michigan, when among the many
returns I had a female that I had originally banded at that site on June 8,
2006 as an after hatch-year female. That makes her 9 years 1 month old, the
oldest I've ever recaptured, and possibly a record for the species! In my
public hummingbird programs, I give a record longevity for the species as 9
years 1 month that I've seen quoted before here, but looking at the BBL
website there are two individuals listed there at 9 years 0 months. This
bird has been recaptured in many years since being banded, including just
last summer when she was one of three 8-year-old birds that I recaptured.

So, what is the best way to get this into the BBL database? I have not been
submitting returns (I have hundreds of them going back more than a decade).
Recently, I submitted my own Carolina Wren that I recaptured in my yard
(where originally banded) via the reportband.gov site. But I don't know if
that alone gets a longevity record into the database (and onto the
website). I should probably drop a short note to North American Bird Bander
too...


Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
Subject: New longevity record for Ruby-throated Hummingbird?
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:13:52 -0400
Humbanders,

This morning I was banding hummingbirds at two sites within 1/4 mile of
each other in Waterloo Twp., Jackson County, Michigan, when among the many
returns I had a female that I had originally banded at that site on June 8,
2006 as an after hatch-year female. That makes her 9 years 1 month old, the
oldest I've ever recaptured, and possibly a record for the species! In my
public hummingbird programs, I give a record longevity for the species as 9
years 1 month that I've seen quoted before here, but looking at the BBL
website there are two individuals listed there at 9 years 0 months. This
bird has been recaptured in many years since being banded, including just
last summer when she was one of three 8-year-old birds that I recaptured.

So, what is the best way to get this into the BBL database? I have not been
submitting returns (I have hundreds of them going back more than a decade).
Recently, I submitted my own Carolina Wren that I recaptured in my yard
(where originally banded) via the reportband.gov site. But I don't know if
that alone gets a longevity record into the database (and onto the
website). I should probably drop a short note to North American Bird Bander
too...


Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
Subject: Re: Vacation
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 17:55:26 -0500
Kathleen,

On 7/7/2014 5:14 PM, Kathleen Arnold wrote:

> I will be going away for a week, leaving in about two weeks.  There is no
> one available to fill my hummingbird feeders, so I am debating whether it is
> better to leave the birds with one or two days' worth of sugar water in the
> feeders, or just take the feeders down and put them back up when I get home.
>
> Will having empty feeders (after a day or two) discourage the birds more
> than having no feeders up for that period of time?
>
> Kathleen Arnold
>
> Paris, Texas

My situation is likely different from yours, but at this time of year, I 
have plenty of flowers to feed any birds that may come through.  Where I 
live, there are no residents during the nesting season and most migrants 
that I see after the nesting season are not feeder birds anyway.  
Therefore, I do not worry with feeders - at this time.

As it happens, I leave Thursday for 22 days.  A friend will stay at the 
house and take care of my aged dog.  We've moved plants in containers to 
a single spot that can be watered by a sprinkler with a timer.

I will leave with sugar water ready in the refrigerator, if a potential 
returnee winterer appears and my friend will get feeders out.  During 
the peak of migration and during the winter, I would not leave without 
having a reliable person to tend feeders.

Good luck,

NLN

-- 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, LA USA

http://www.casacolibri.net/
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Subject: Vacation
From: Kathleen Arnold <koscharn AT SUDDENLINK.NET>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 17:14:48 -0500
I will be going away for a week, leaving in about two weeks.  There is no
one available to fill my hummingbird feeders, so I am debating whether it is
better to leave the birds with one or two days' worth of sugar water in the
feeders, or just take the feeders down and put them back up when I get home.


 

Will having empty feeders (after a day or two) discourage the birds more
than having no feeders up for that period of time? 

 

Kathleen Arnold

Paris, Texas

 

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of
battle.

 
Subject: Hilton Pond 06/14/14 (What Is The Piedmont?)
From: "Bill Hilton Jr." <hilton AT RUBYTHROAT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 21:34:05 -0400
Big news! As I join other U.S. citizens in celebrating the Fourth of July, I 
also observe another event: The publication of my 600th installment of "This 
Week at Hilton Pond." This anniversary edition returns to the Center's roots in 
answering the question: "What is the Piedmont?" and as a bonus includes a 
portfolio of 50-plus images of flora, fauna, and phenomena I've observed 
locally in 15 years since I started this blog. Also included is recognition for 
those special folks who contributed to Hilton Pond Center the latter half of 
June. It's all on-line athttp://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek140614.html 


Don't forget to scroll down for a list of birds banded or recaptured during the 
period. (Note the especially old returning hummingbird.) 


Happy (Anniversary) Nature Watching!

BILL

P.S. Please "Like" our new Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/HiltonPond 
for timely updates on nature topics. 


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OPERATION RUBYTHROAT: The Hummingbird Project
DR. BILL HILTON JR., Principal Investigator & Executive Director
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
1432 DeVinney Road
York, South Carolina 29745 USA
office & cell (803) 684-5852

Operation RubyThroat:The Hummingbird Project ( http://www.rubythroat.org ) is a 
cross-disciplinary international initiative in which students, teachers, and 
others collaborate to study behavior and distribution of the Ruby-throated 
Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). All worldwide rights reserved and 
copyrighted by Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History ( 
http://www.hiltonpond.org ). Contributions in support of the project may be 
made via Network for Good at 
http://www.guidestar.org/controller/searchResults.gs?action_donateReport=1&partner=networkforgood&ein=56-2162170 


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Subject: An amusing few moments
From: KC Foggin <KCFoggin AT SC.RR.COM>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:39:08 -0400
Today, I’m standing on my back deck and a female hummer goes right to the top 
of my head and buzzes around a bit, then fed off the blooms of a Texas Sage I 
had on a railing and then it came back to the top of my head. Then it dawned on 
me. I had my reading glasses on the top of my head and yes, the frames are red 



K.C.

K.C. Foggin
Socastee
Myrtle Beach SC

www.birdforum.net

www.pbase.com/kcfoggin/nikon_d50_pages&page=20
Subject: Re: Fwd: hummingbird feeder review/warning
From: Melissa Pappas <0000000553dda6f7-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:02:42 -0700
I recently found that I had an incredible surplus of hummingbird feeders due to 
collecting them and trying new ones over more than 30 years of feeding birds. 
As such, I gave away over 20 feeders to coworkers who are interested in 
starting to feed hummers. I studiously avoided including any of the "bee 
guards" for the 4 Fountain-type feeders and explained that I feared bill 
breakage from them. Also, my experience with bees has been that the heads get 
stuck in the guards and leaves the "business" end protruding (and my fingers 
vulnerable.) 


While don't know if any feeder has been 100 percent safe, it's my assertion 
that the fewer parts restricting entry to the nectar the better.  



Melissa Pappas 
Hamburg Township, Livingston County, MI 

Blog: http://colmel.wordpress.com/ 

"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should 
go home and examine your conscience."  ~ Woodrow Wilson       

Subject: Re: Fwd: hummingbird feeder review/warning
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:43:59 -0500
On Jun 25, 2014, at 12:04, "birdiehaynes AT yahoo.com" 
<0000002310c25fb6-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU> wrote: 


> Lanny, may I share this on the Arkansas list serve and on my bird Facebook 
pages? 


Absolutely! Spread the word. With so many good feeders available, there's no 
reason to take a chance on a risky one. 


Lanny Chambers
Subject: Re: Fwd: hummingbird feeder review/warning
From: "birdiehaynes AT yahoo.com" <0000002310c25fb6-dmarc-request@LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:04:53 -0700
Lanny, may I share this on the Arkansas list serve and on my bird Facebook 
pages?  Thanks for the info. 

Donna Haynes
Little Rock, Arkansas

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android


Subject: Fwd: hummingbird feeder review/warning
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:14:27 -0500
A website visitor emailed me about this problematic feeder, including a photo 
of a dead adult male Calliope. Feel free to pass this warning along: 


Begin forwarded message:

> I just purchased a Stokes Select Impatiens Hummingbird Feeder with a single 
hole in each flower. I put it out at night and the next morning, a hummingbird 
was dying as his tongue was caught down inside the feeder. I believe it was 
caught in a slot of the yellow flower, which is down inside. I had to take the 
feeder apart to free him but he died shortly after. I contacted Hiatt 
Manufacturing who asked if I had the single hole or the multi hole flower. 
Apparently, they have made some design changes. I don't know which version is 
the newer model. She is checking with the design team on the feeder but I want 
people to know not to use the version I have, which is the single hole flower. 


Lanny Chambers
Subject: Re: What's this?
From: Rob Parsons <parsons8 AT MYMTS.NET>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 11:59:53 -0500
It's not stinging nettle, or at least it definitely isn't Urtica dioica, but 
it may still have some irritant to bare hands and gloves are a good idea.  I 
like Aelita's approach to weeds--leave some until I know for sure what they 
are--but if it's a really aggressively invasive species, that can cause 
problems.  If there are suddenly a lot of them, it's likely your plant *is* 
an invasive species.

Cheers,

Rob

-----Original Message----- 
From: Wiggins Patrick
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2014 10:56 PM
To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: Re: [HUMNET-L] What's this?

Yes the stem is very furry.  So, alas, I fear it is a weed.  Not what I was 
hoping.

Cheers,

patrick


On 01 Jun 2014, at 06:12, ftknoxfox53 AT yahoo.com 
<0000000553dda6f7-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU> wrote:

> It is a little hard to tell, so other Humnetters may be more help, but if 
> the stem is "furry," it could be stinging nettle. If it is...wear heavy 
> gloves to pull it and make sure you get all the new ones. Otherwise you'll 
> understand why it got its name. If I were you  I'd find an extension 
> service or master gardener just to be sure. 
Subject: Re: What's this?
From: Wiggins Patrick <paw AT GETBEEHIVE.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 21:56:02 -0600
Yes the stem is very furry. So, alas, I fear it is a weed. Not what I was 
hoping. 


Cheers,

patrick


On 01 Jun 2014, at 06:12, ftknoxfox53 AT yahoo.com 
<0000000553dda6f7-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU> wrote: 


> It is a little hard to tell, so other Humnetters may be more help, but if the 
stem is "furry," it could be stinging nettle. If it is...wear heavy gloves to 
pull it and make sure you get all the new ones. Otherwise you'll understand why 
it got its name. If I were you I'd find an extension service or master gardener 
just to be sure. 

Subject: Re: What's this?
From: Aelita J Pinter <apinter AT UNO.EDU>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:42:33 +0000
Hi Patrick,

I'm always curious about unfamiliar arrivals in my yard. To be on the safe side 
I pull up all - except a few - and watch who they turn out to be. If I don't 
like what I see, I pull them up before they set seed. Have had some very cool 
surprises. Good luck! :D 



Lita Pinter
New Orleans, LA


________________________________________
From: BB for Hummingbirds and Gardening for them in the Southeast 
[HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] on behalf of Wiggins Patrick [paw AT GETBEEHIVE.NET] 

Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2014 2:07 AM
To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: Re: [HUMNET-L] What's this?

Hi Rob,

Thanks for the info. I was hoping they'd be something good as they're popping 
up all over the place in large numbers and I wasn't looking forward to digging 
them all up. :) 


Clear skies,

patrick


On 01 Jun 2014, at 00:58, Rob Parsons  wrote:

> Hi Patrick,
>
> This looks like False Ragweed (Iva xanthifolia), although I also wondered 
about Common Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium). In either case, I don't think 
they'd be great as hummer plants, indeed the latter might well be hazardous to 
them. 

>
> Cheers,
>
>
> Rob Parsons
> Winnipeg, MB
> CANADA
> parsons8 AT mts.net
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Wiggins Patrick
> Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:02 PM
> To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
> Subject: [HUMNET-L] What's this?
>
> I've got a bunch of these plants popping up in the bare ground around my 
feeders: 

>
> http://users.wirelessbeehive.com/~paw/temp/whatsthis.jpg
>
> Can someone here tell me what kind of plant it is?
>
> And more important is it something that hummers and other avian friends might 
like? Or weeds that I need to remove before they get big? 

>
> Thank you,
>
> patrick
> N. Utah
Subject: Re: What's this?
From: "ftknoxfox53 AT yahoo.com" <0000000553dda6f7-dmarc-request@LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 05:12:57 -0700
It is a little hard to tell, so other Humnetters may be more help, but if the 
stem is "furry," it could be stinging nettle. If it is...wear heavy gloves to 
pull it and make sure you get all the new ones. Otherwise you'll understand why 
it got its name. If I were you  I'd find an extension service or master 
gardener just to be sure. 


Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android


Subject: Re: What's this?
From: Wiggins Patrick <paw AT GETBEEHIVE.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 01:07:41 -0600
Hi Rob,

Thanks for the info. I was hoping they'd be something good as they're popping 
up all over the place in large numbers and I wasn't looking forward to digging 
them all up. :) 


Clear skies,

patrick


On 01 Jun 2014, at 00:58, Rob Parsons  wrote:

> Hi Patrick,
> 
> This looks like False Ragweed (Iva xanthifolia), although I also wondered 
about Common Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium). In either case, I don't think 
they'd be great as hummer plants, indeed the latter might well be hazardous to 
them. 

> 
> Cheers,
> 
> 
> Rob Parsons
> Winnipeg, MB
> CANADA
> parsons8 AT mts.net
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: Wiggins Patrick
> Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:02 PM
> To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
> Subject: [HUMNET-L] What's this?
> 
> I've got a bunch of these plants popping up in the bare ground around my 
feeders: 

> 
> http://users.wirelessbeehive.com/~paw/temp/whatsthis.jpg
> 
> Can someone here tell me what kind of plant it is?
> 
> And more important is it something that hummers and other avian friends might 
like? Or weeds that I need to remove before they get big? 

> 
> Thank you,
> 
> patrick
> N. Utah
Subject: Re: What's this?
From: Rob Parsons <parsons8 AT MYMTS.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 01:58:18 -0500
Hi Patrick,

This looks like False Ragweed (Iva xanthifolia), although I also wondered 
about Common Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium).  In either case, I don't think 
they'd be great as hummer plants, indeed the latter might well be hazardous 
to them.

Cheers,


Rob Parsons
Winnipeg, MB
CANADA
parsons8 AT mts.net

-----Original Message----- 
From: Wiggins Patrick
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:02 PM
To: HUMNET-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [HUMNET-L] What's this?

I've got a bunch of these plants popping up in the bare ground around my 
feeders:

http://users.wirelessbeehive.com/~paw/temp/whatsthis.jpg

Can someone here tell me what kind of plant it is?

And more important is it something that hummers and other avian friends 
might like?  Or weeds that I need to remove before they get big?

Thank you,

patrick
N. Utah 
Subject: What's this?
From: Wiggins Patrick <paw AT GETBEEHIVE.NET>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2014 22:02:23 -0600
I've got a bunch of these plants popping up in the bare ground around my 
feeders: 


http://users.wirelessbeehive.com/~paw/temp/whatsthis.jpg

Can someone here tell me what kind of plant it is?

And more important is it something that hummers and other avian friends might 
like? Or weeds that I need to remove before they get big? 


Thank you,

patrick
N. Utah
Subject: Fwd: Must have taken a wrong turn in Albuquerque... - an album on Flickr
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 21:25:35 -0400
It has been a couple weeks since this was posted (see below) but I thought
this would be of interest to those who worry about our "delicate"
Ruby-throats...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Thom Skelding 
Date: Thu, May 15, 2014 at 5:49 PM
Subject: Must have taken a wrong turn in Albuquerque... - an album on Flickr
To: lwas 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/ten-kilns-location/sets/72157644636230156/

-- Shared using Google Toolbar   Snow hummer in north central highlands,
northern Marquette County, Mi. Same thing last May. Lovey,Lovely,Lovely.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: amazilia3 AT gmail.com
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
Subject: Re: RTHU timing in No Florida
From: Bob Sargent <0000000433a6e45b-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 10:33:51 -0400
Carol and Humnetters
Some Ruby-throated are already far to the northeast of Toronto,  Canada.  I 
have reports there from friends that some of the population of  RTHU appear 
to be mostly males attempting to defend breeding territories.
 
I think the most active hummer bander down into interior Florida would  
likely be Mr. Fred Dietrich of Tallahassee. I do not know how far he  ranges.  
He works under Master Bander Fred Bassett.
 
I'm thrilled that you have lots of hummers.  I'm not sure what it  means 
about migration patterns there.
 
Good luck guys.
Bob Sargent
Clay, Alabama
 
 
In a message dated 5/16/2014 6:22:21 A.M. Central Daylight Time,  
carolsfoil AT GMAIL.COM writes:

It  surely is different here from what it was in Baton Rouge. The hummers 
are  swarming my feeders and draining my stocks now.  And it was way early  
last fall.  Does this 'prove' these north Florida guys are coming AROUND  the 
Gulf? Are these birds going to the rest of the peninsula or taking a  
detour before heading north?  Someone come band in my yard!

Carol  Foil
Satsuma, FL
Subject: RTHU timing in No Florida
From: Carolsfoil <carolsfoil AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 07:22:12 -0400
It surely is different here from what it was in Baton Rouge. The hummers are 
swarming my feeders and draining my stocks now. And it was way early last fall. 
Does this 'prove' these north Florida guys are coming AROUND the Gulf? Are 
these birds going to the rest of the peninsula or taking a detour before 
heading north? Someone come band in my yard! 


Carol Foil
Satsuma, FL
Subject: Hummer webcam
From: Lanny Chambers <lannychambers AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 08:06:09 -0500
Humnetters,

My brother's webcam is live again, now that the Ruby-throated have returned to 
his mountaintop home in Maryland. The feeder cluster is presently being 
defended vigorously (and entertainingly) by a very aggressive female. 


http://www.hummingbirdwebcam.com/

From time to time, you might even see a deer or a black bear in the background.

Lanny Chambers
Subject: Re: Little John Bottle Brush
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 14:15:35 -0500
Angie,

On 5/9/2014 1:59 PM, Angie Orgeron wrote:

> Does anyone have experience with the Little John dwarf bottle brush? Do the 
hummers seem to enjoy it as much as the larger one? 


Maybe more so . . . but don't think that this cultivar stays little.


NLN

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