Despite miserable weather (thunderstorms last night and rain showers most of today, offshore winds 15+ mph, and temps falling into the high 40's this afternoon) the Calliope Hummingbird was still alert and healthy looking as of 5:50 PM today (6/15). While I was present, it foraged within the Siberian pea shrub on the north side of the boardwalk and returned to same perch under the canopy of the pea shrub. At least once yesterday, it was seen using the feeder on the south side of the boardwalk. Clearing conditions are forecast for tomorrow which may induce the bird to depart. Vagrant hummingbirds at feeders often "tank up" very early in the morning before departing. Whether this applies to this particular bird is anyone's guess. 

Peder 

On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 6:37 AM, KIm Eckert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Bruce Munson reports at 6:15 this morning that it is still perched in the yellow-flowered shrub on the left side of the path leading to the beach from the parking lot on the south side of the Park Point ball fields. This is the same spot where Bruce saw the bird when he left at 8:20 pm yesterday. Also check the feeder which has been placed on the right side of the path.

Kim Eckert, Duluth

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