Friday, January 28, 2011

Anna's Hummingbird Spotted in Newfoundland

Last week, an Anna's Hummingbird was seen at a hummingbird feeder in Brownsdale, Newfoundland and Labrador. My brother passed on this CBC News link of audio from an interview with birder and newspaper columnist Bruce MacTavish.

Anna's Hummingbird is normally found on the west coast from California to southern British Columbia. It's amazing that this species of hummingbird is visiting a feeder in Newfoundland at this time of year. Well worth the two hour drive to see the rare visitor and until now, I had never heard of the Duchess of Rivoli. I wonder if there's some Screech mixed in the feeder to help keep the bird warm?

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