Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Calliope Hummingbird!

[Male Calliope Hummingbird, Karen Johnson's house north of North Dennis, October 2, 2007. Photo by Don Freiday. Click to enlarge.]

A male Calliope Hummingbird appeared this morning, Tuesday October 2, at Karen Johnson's home at 1695 Route 47, north of North Dennis in Cape May County, and is being seen now. Karen initially had a brief glimpse of the bird, tentatively identified it, and called CMBO. The i.d. has been confirmed, and photos will be posted to http://www.birdcapemay.org/ under View from the Cape shortly.

Karen has given permission for birders to go see the bird. From the south, proceed north on Route 47 to where Route 347 splits off. Turn left at this light onto Route 47. Karen's is the 4th house on the left, 1695 Route 47. Her driveway is lined with cedars. Do not go down the driveway, instead park safely along Route 47 and walk down the driveway to the house. The bird is being seen primarily feeding on sage on the road side of Karen's house. Karen intends to set some chairs up for people to see the bird. There are Ruby-throated Hummingbirds there as well.
[Another view. Photo by Don Freiday.]

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