Saturday, October 17, 2009
On Sunday, while I was out birding at Fire Island NY, I got a text message about a possible Rufous Hummingbird in Staten Island. The name of the person who reported the bird seemed familiar, but I did not make the connection until I picked up a voice message from my friend Howard Fischer on Monday night. It was Howie that had seen the bird, which was now making consistent appearances in his backyard. I called Howie and spoke to him about the bird. There was no way I was not going to try for the bird – especially since it showed up in a friend’s yard and he even called to remind me of it. On Wednesday, I finally made it over to Howie and got great looks at "Teddy" the Rufous Hummingbird. The bird was aptly named "Teddy" after Howie’s, Aunt Theodore who was on the phone with Howie when he first glimpsed the bird. I believe this might be a record first for Staten Island and it could not have happened to a nicer person than Howard Fischer, who is a fantastic birder and has welcomed all who wanted to see the bird.
Tags: Birding, Staten Island NY, Rufous Hummingbird
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