Early Selasphorus, FB
- Saturday 12 January 2012 - After an excellent MCAS field trip to Ten
Mile (thanks again David), I stopped at Rose Memorial Cemetery in Fort
Bragg to see if the Orioles might present themselves. They did not.
I met Seth and Allison from Ukiah, who were also hoping for orioles, and
we did find a Nashville Warbler, briefly. Seth then found a female
Selasphorus (Allens/Rufous) Hummingbird working the lower branches of a
Banksia tree to the east of the "Sapsucker/Oriole" cluster. The bird
seems to have staked out a small territory with two or three
frequently-used perches. The odd thing about this bird, aside from it
being here so early in the year, is that it appears to be in juvenile
plumage; there is no central red spot on its throat.