The 2020 Winter Hummingbird season is off to a terrific start in both Tennessee and Mississippi with multiple sightings and banding sessions.

From the return male Rufous in Williamson County to a very late Ruby-throated hummingbird in Davidson County just yesterday I’ve been busy ‘running the roads’ and banding these fascinating winter hummers.

Sunday, November 22nd found me in Haywood County at the home of long-time Tennessee Ornithology Society member and editor of The Migrant, the Club’s pier reviewed publication where we banded an adult female rufous hummingbird.  (Pictured here).  It was good to see old friends and celebrate this bird with them.

Please continue to keep your feeders clean, partially full of fresh nectar and watch for a winter visitor in your yard.  You just never know what might show up!