I thought that many of you might like to know about this rare bird just
across the boarder in Alabama.
Good Luck & Good Birding,
Alan W. Knothe,
Nature Tours by Alan
A Bird Guiding Service
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 7:30 AM
Subject: [ALBIRDS] Anna's Hummingbird Update
> For those wishing to see the adult plumaged female Anna's hummingbird in
> Lillian, Alabama, here is some information for you.
> This rare hummer is at the home of:
> Jim Dickerson
> 10537 County Road 99 South
> Lillian, Alabama, 36549
> Jim's phone is:
> Note....you do not have to call before visiting his yard. It is quite
> likely that he will be outside working on repairs from the devastation
> Hurricane Ivan at his home and orchard.
> Many (most) of you have probably visited Mr. Dickerson's yard in past
> to view his many species of wintering hummers that have passed through his
> great yard. He has hosted some 8 or 9 rare species in past years and has
> been a gracious host to those that wish to visit. May I suggest that
> usual birder ettiquette be adhered to when visiting his private
> Please do not block his driveway unless he directs you otherwise.
> Key field marks for this lovely beast will be:
> Anna's is a stocky, no-neck looking bird. It has a relatively short and
> heavy bill for a bird its size. It is chunky built and will have a
> rose-red cluster of gorget-type feathers in the center of the throat.
> common in adult females. Expect the bird to appear considerably larger
> whatever other species are at his feeders.
> Enjoy guys.
> I would also like to thank Steve McConnell, Greg Jackson, Dwight Cooley
> others for the continuing update on conditions at the Whooping Crane site
> north Alabama.
> Bob Sargent
> Trussville, Alabama
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