Anna’s Hummingbird continues day 42 in Wauwatosa Wisconsin on December 7, 2016

I got a email late morning from Jennifer the homeowner of the rare Anna’s Hummingbird that was reported in Wauwatosa the earlier part of November. It was still present today December 7th she said, wow! That would make at least 42 day there. Jennifer first saw the bird on October 27, 2016, it may have been there earlier as she was out of town before that. I stopped in for a few documentation photos for her today. I was there a short time mid afternoon. The bird was present the whole time I was there within 10-15 feet of the nectar feeders she has up. When not at the nectar feeder it perched on a couple of branches in a honeysuckle.  Amazing that it is still hanging around and no more flowers in her yard appeared to be blooming.  Jennifer is not taking any visitors at this time to view the bird. Once again, a big thank you to her for sharing this bird earlier in late November with the birding community when she could. It will be interesting if it hangs around with the very cold weather coming with minus temps. A mostly cloudy afternoon with temps below freezing with light winds. Images were taken on December 7, 2016.  UPDATE: The Anna’s Hummingbird was last seen on December 14, 2016. The Anna’s Hummingbird stayed at least 49 days in the Wauwatosa yard!









This image shows the band on the leg, this bird was banded on November 14, 2016 in the yard

Wing stretch

Wing stretch






A link to the earlier blog post of the Anna’s Hummingbird I put up when it first showed up in November 2016 if you care to view it:

Anna’s Hummingbird at Wauwatosa in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on November 15, 2016

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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.

3 Responses to Anna’s Hummingbird continues day 42 in Wauwatosa Wisconsin on December 7, 2016

  1. Annie says:

    OMG. That little hummer is due for southern weather not Wisconsin. Thanks for sharing your most recent pics.

  2. Pennie Everett says:

    How is she keeping the nectar from freezing? Is she just replacing it frequently?

  3. Laura Wentz says:

    It’s fascinating to see and read about these amazing little birds and their ability to survive when our regular hummingbirds have been gone for so long. Love the photos, thank you for sharing them.

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