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  • Alan W. Knothe
    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, The Birdman,
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 27, 2004
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      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,
      The Birdman,
      Nature Tours by Alan
      A Bird Guiding Service
      (850) 862-3498

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <RubyThroat@...>
      To: <albirds@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 7:30 AM
      Subject: [ALBIRDS] Anna's Hummingbird Update


      >
      > Albirders
      > 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:
      > 251-961-3000
      >
      > 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
      caused by
      > Hurricane Ivan at his home and orchard.
      >
      > Many (most) of you have probably visited Mr. Dickerson's yard in past
      years
      > 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
      always
      > been a gracious host to those that wish to visit. May I suggest that
      the
      > usual birder ettiquette be adhered to when visiting his private
      residence.
      > 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
      bright
      > rose-red cluster of gorget-type feathers in the center of the throat.
      This is
      > common in adult females. Expect the bird to appear considerably larger
      than
      > whatever other species are at his feeders.
      >
      > Enjoy guys.
      >
      > I would also like to thank Steve McConnell, Greg Jackson, Dwight Cooley
      and
      > others for the continuing update on conditions at the Whooping Crane site
      in
      > north Alabama.
      >
      > Bob Sargent
      > Trussville, Alabama
      >
      >
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