Calliope Hummingbird in Potter Valley
- Sun, 15 Apr 2001, 15:30 -- A male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD has been coming to a
feeder at my house for the last few minutes. There is a great flurry of
hummingbird activity today, maybe 10 Rufous and 6 Anna's; the Rufous are so
numerous that the male Anna's can't chase them away. The Calliope sneaks
in among the Rufous. There may be a female too.
This is a seldom-seen species in Mendocino County; I haven't had
one here since 1985. There's no pattern yet, but you're welcome to come and
watch for it. I'm putting out a few lawn chairs and benches. 9430 West
Road, Potter Valley, the driveway is right across from milemarker 1.33.
George Chaniot 743-1310