Hello, I live in Canal Winchester, Ohio and still have 2 maybe 3 Hummingbirds that are still here. I thought 4 weeks ago they were stragglers but can tell since I have kept the feeders up they are the same ones. I have one that is red necked another that has white on his neck and belly and another that is all green. Since this is November 20, 2011 why would they still be here and will they eventually fly south. I'm really concerned with the weather getting colder. Any suggestions....I'm baffled but love still seeing them. ~ Canal Winchester, Ohio
The Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus isn’t the most common but it is the most widely-distributed hummingbird in North America. The males have a red-gold iridescent throat and chin with a back that may be green or rufous. Females are greenish above with rufous-washed flanks, and a whitish belly.
If you spot a bird that you think is unusual for this time of year you can check with local birding groups, or Wild Birds Unlimited stores or go to eBird.org. For a real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on birds’ distribution.
Thank you so much for the information. I won't worry about them now that I know this is not uncommon. I have several girls in the office that share the love for these little birds so it will be fun to forward your information to them. Once again.....Thank you and Happy Holidays
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