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How odd would a rufous hummer be north of Toronto? (1 Viewer)

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As long as I am here, I thought I'd ask a question I've been wondering about for years.

30 years ago I went on a long canoe trip in Algonquin Park north of Toronto. Some people thought I might want to see a hummingbird; I didn't, but needed to be polite. But when I saw it, it was a rufous. Assuming I had an active imagination, I showed the people my birdbook and asked them to point to the bird they say. They all pointed to the rufus; one told me she has ruby throats at her kitchen window, and this wasn't that.

So, I am certain I saw a rufous. Is that as unusual as I think; or do they get up there?
 
As long as I am here, I thought I'd ask a question I've been wondering about for years.

30 years ago I went on a long canoe trip in Algonquin Park north of Toronto. Some people thought I might want to see a hummingbird; I didn't, but needed to be polite. But when I saw it, it was a rufous. Assuming I had an active imagination, I showed the people my birdbook and asked them to point to the bird they say. They all pointed to the rufus; one told me she has ruby throats at her kitchen window, and this wasn't that.

So, I am certain I saw a rufous. Is that as unusual as I think; or do they get up there?

According to ebird, there are at least a couple dozen records of Rufous Hummingbird in Ontario, so it is possible but still very unusual.
 
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