Those of you that read this blog regularly know that Ingrid and I spend (waste???) a considerable amount of time chasing birds around the State of Maine. If we hear about an unusual bird within driving distance . . . we’re immediately in the car hoping to get a glimpse. Often the bird has moved on by the time we arrive.
Yesterday a Rufous Hummingbird visited a feeder in Frankfort, Maine and the homeowner posted a photo on Facebook. The Rufous winters long the Gulf Coast and summers in the Pacific Northwest. Recently one or two wayward Rufous Hummingbirds show up on Maine feeders each year and I’ve been lucky enough to see them . . . so when the report came in yesterday . . . I was in my car, arriving in Frankfort around 5:00 pm.