South American bird finds Wisconsin home

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Joan Salzberg planted her backyard garden with flowers, shrubs and trees she hoped would attract wild birds to the tiny wooden houses, baths and feeders she strategically placed outside her kitchen window.
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ronnie woowoo

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Oct 14, 2007
 
liked this story

good local interest
Reality

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Oct 14, 2007
 
From what I've heard you are not supposed to have hummingbird feeders out this late in the season. It may prevent normal migration that needs to occur for the bird to survive (be gone before winter.)
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Oct 15, 2007
 
Live in MtMorris ,IL and we have had this bird at our feeder. Can I tell you it takes over and won't let the smaller hummingbirds feed .We have seen it many times. We are in the same general area as Beloit.
foxriverguy

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Oct 15, 2007
 
My oh my. Looks like this poor bird has stirred up a bit of a hornet's nest. Relax everybody.
talia

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Oct 15, 2007
 
This is an excellent article. Just last week a bystander in a beautiful Arizona botanical garden remarked that there is only one type of hummingbird in northern states. It is always inspiring to see that there are serendipitous surprises in the beauty of nature.
iris hartman-scottsda le

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Oct 15, 2007
 
Uplifting article. Hooray for the Green Breasted Mango Hummingbird who "is perhaps a wrong way Corrigan" and who was able to make it to Wisconsin and give so many bird lovers such bliss!
Bird Guy

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Oct 15, 2007
 
Reality wrote:
From what I've heard you are not supposed to have hummingbird feeders out this late in the season. It may prevent normal migration that needs to occur for the bird to survive (be gone before winter.)
Bad information. The opposite is true. Feeders are put out to assist the late migrants, the stragglers.
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Oct 15, 2007
 
myobmom wrote:
Live in MtMorris ,IL and we have had this bird at our feeder. Can I tell you it takes over and won't let the smaller hummingbirds feed .We have seen it many times. We are in the same general area as Beloit.
Interesting, if true.
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Oct 15, 2007
 
How did rare hummingbird get to Wisconsin? "Hitchiked?"
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Oct 15, 2007
 
myobmom wrote:
Live in MtMorris ,IL and we have had this bird at our feeder. Can I tell you it takes over and won't let the smaller hummingbirds feed .We have seen it many times. We are in the same general area as Beloit.
Telephone the local Audubon Society, SPCA, or animal rehab center, and invite someone to come out and identify the bird
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Oct 29, 2007
 
I have been feeding hummingbirds for over 30 years, but unfortunately we only have the ruby throat in our area. What a thrill it must be to see this beautiful hummingbird!
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#14
Nov 1, 2007
 
Awesome. With the last couple days being colder I suppose it headed south again.

I linked several other sources for the story on my Janesville News Forum (at end of post).

http://vistaoncurrentevents.com/forum/index.p...

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