Allen’s Hummingbird in Green County Wisconsin on December 18, 2020

The report of the Allen’s Hummingbird had me very excited, and a 1st state record for Wisconsin too. The normal range for this hummingbird is the coast of California, SE Arizona and Mexico. It is so far out of it’s range! I hope it survives in the days ahead and finds it’s way home. The homeowner Mista, saw the hummingbird out side one day before Thanksgiving and put a feeder out. It has been there since, going on a month. After that, Mista wanted the word out that anyone that wants to see this bird is welcome and a big thank you goes out to her. Upon arriving at her home, and going to the feeder area, the bird was present drinking. I hung around for a couple of drinking sessions and left. The bird pretty much sat at the feeder while it showed, photos were hard to get. An exciting day, Wisconsin life bird #358. A chilly morning at 19 but winds were calm, mostly cloudy. Image was taken on December 18, 2020.

The Allen’s Hummingbird, a little blurry, at a distance near the feeder…

Allen’s Hummingbird in a tree off a ways from the feeder taking a break…

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

5 Responses to Allen’s Hummingbird in Green County Wisconsin on December 18, 2020

  1. Gisela Zelenka-Drysdale says:

    Thanks for these photos, Jim. Even seeing the photos of this bird is a treat.

    Congratulations on WI birds #357 and 358!

  2. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    Beautiful images Jim. We are so lucky to have this bird in Wisconsin and exciting to have a state record.

  3. Genie Ogden says:

    Thank you for the photos. How unusual to see a hummingbird so late.

  4. Pamela says:

    Just a heads up The bird I named : Mista P. And my name is Pam Lehnherr

  5. Laura says:

    So cool! I see others like Costas in Arizona. Have never seen this one though.

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