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Allen's Hummingbird - November 24, 2012

Allen's Hummingbird at Pipersville, Bucks County, PA
This sharp-looking Allen's Hummingbird, Pennsylvania's third, is being hosted by the remarkably gracious and friendly Babe Webster of Pipersville, Bucks County. Babe invited me and all other comers into her yard, her garage even, to enjoy confiding looks at this amazing little bird.
It was an interesting reunion for me, actually. Babe hosted a Rufous Hummingbird in her yard in 2002 (a bird which appeared 10 years ago to the day that the Allen's appeared this year, according to Babe). I happened to be in Bucks County that November for some rare bird or other, and I ran into Augie Mirabella while I was out there and he asked if I wanted to see a Rufous Hummingbird. I of course said yes, and I headed over to Babe's house where I was just as warmly greeted then as I was this past weekend. That Rufous also happened to be my first for Pennsylvania. Now here I was a decade later at Babe's again enjoying an Allen's Hummingbird. Anyway, many thanks to Babe for allowing me and everyone else into her yard again to enjoy her amazing birds!
The bird was so confiding that I was able to piece together the entire band number from the different series of photos I made: L04462.

Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 1.4x TC III, 1/640 sec. at f/5.6 (manual), ISO 1250, tripod

Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 1.4x TC III, 1/640 sec. at f/5.6 (manual), ISO 1250, tripod

Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 1.4x TC III, 1/640 sec. at f/5.6 (manual), ISO 1250, tripod

Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 1.4x TC III, 1/1000 sec. at f/5.6 (manual), ISO 1600, tripod

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