Hello VAbirders, Some of you may recall that right about this time last year a Selasphorus species hummingbird appeared at the home of Mary Plimpton in Springfield, VA. Mary contacted me this Monday, 11/25, to tell me that what appeared to be a Selasphorus hummer is visiting her humplants and humfeeder. I couldn't get over to Mary's house (drat!) to see the bird, so asked Kurt Gaskill if he could check it out. He did so and reports that yes, the bird is a Selasphorus hummer. Thank you for the favor Kurt! Mary Gustafson wasn't able to band the Selasphorus that visited Mary P. last year, so even if this year's bird is banded, we can't be sure it's the same bird. But there is always that possibility. Fun, eh? Note: I'm cc'ing Mary Gustafson on this post. Mary P. said that people are welcome to come by and see the bird. Here are the directions from last year's post: <snip> Address: Mary Plimpton 6948 Spaniel Road Springfield Fairfax County, VA Directions: From the intersection of Huntsman Blvd. and the Fairfax County Parkway, go north on Huntsman Blvd. to Rockefeller Lane, go left onto Rockefeller Lane. Continuing on Rockefeller, go left onto Shotgun Court. Continuing on Shotgun Court, go right onto Spaniel Road. The house is on the left. As always when visiting a host of any "rare" bird, please be respectful of the host's privacy and property, as well as their neighbors' privacy and property. <snip> Lori Markoff Vienna Fairfax County canyon.eagle@xxxxxxxxxxx You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.