Re: Broad-billed Hummingbird in Davis
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The Broad-billed Hummingbird continued to show well off and on throughout the morning and early afternoon. Victoria and Thomas, the homeowners and original reporters of the bird, have been incredibly gracious in allowing dozens of birders access to the bird.
This morning the bird spent a fair amount of time perched in a bare tree in the front yard of the house next door, with occasional forays to nearby houses and across the street, so access to the backyard is not required to see the bird.
Moving forward, they request that those wishing to access the backyard ring the doorbell and they will open the gate. There is a sign on the back gate as a reminder. They have two friendly dogs, so the gate should be kept closed. Please be respectful in following these guidelines during reasonable hours of the day.
P.S. The bird apparently arrived on Friday after the storms. With the help of a friend they had identified it as a Broad-billed Hummingbird but were stymied by the process of adding a previously unrecorded species in the eBird interface, hence the entry as hummingbird sp. with a comment indicating it was a Broad-billed.
On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 9:06 AM Steve Hampton <stevechampton@...> wrote: