Saturday, December 19, 2020

December 19 - Bean Goose & Allen's Hummingbird

 Today I chased the rarities that are being seen just outside of the Philadelphia area.

First up was the Allen's Hummingbird that is making appearances for 12 consecutive days at a private residence.  This bird showed within 10-15 minutes of my arrival and offered fine views as it sipped nectar from the feeder that now has a heater connected to it.


I then went over to the Crum Creek Reservoir for a try at the putative Tundra Bean Goose.

The bird was present, along with several dozen other birders, when I arrived.  There were initial good views from the dam area, and then better views from the roadside above the reservoir.  Finally the best views came from the gracious homeowner's pool deck.