Friday, September 19, 2014

A Berylline Hummingbird in . . . Michigan?

Where would you normally find a Berylline Hummingbird?  Not Michigan of course.  This gem of a hummingbird isn't common anywhere in the United States; although it is regularly occurring in Southeast Arizona.  They are most commonly found in Mexico and Central America.


The MI Berylline Hummingbird

This bird was first found on the 17th.  When all the birders quickly rushed up on the 18th to add it their lists, the hummer was a no-show.  Everybody thought it was a one-day wonder.  But a report in the evening, of the same hummingbird, coming to a feeder about a mile away got the birders back in their cars.  Everyone that came today, on the 19th, only needed to wait 15 minutes at the most before getting great views of the hummer.

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