rufous hummer recapture
- We got word this week that a female Rufous Hummingbird banded in our
yard last February 28th by Fred Bassett was recaptured on November 24th
in Sevierville, Tennessee (near Nashville)! Sevierville is about 400
miles almost directly north of Tallahassee. The bird was caught by Fred
Moore. Both Fred B. and Fred M. band wintering hummingbirds for the
Hummer/Bird Study Group (HBSG) based in Alabama (www.hummingbirdsplus.org).
We will be watching our feeder closely to see if the same little Rufous
makes it back to Tallahassee this year. HBSG encourages you to leave
out your hummingbird feeders and contact Fred Bassett if you see a
hummer this winter (fhound@...).
Sally and Dean Jue