Friday, December 9, 2016
Aquebogue: Rufous Hummingbird
There has been reports of one and then two Selasphorus hummingbird at someone's feeders out east...I had a chance to visit so I took the drive out there. The homeowner (Maragaret) was very gracious and welcoming - when I arrived I heard the bird had just been seen so I was thinking I missed it. After a short wait the Rufous (most likely) Hummingbird made an appearance at the feeder - another birder confirmed both birds were present. (subtle differences between the two I think) Was great to see a lifer and Margaret gave my son some hot cocoa to help stay warm since it was cold out. I thanked the homeowner with a bottle of wine. I had a Red Dog to celebrate my new life bird when I got home.