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Re: Buff-bellied Hummingbird--SC state record
- To: "BILL HILTON JR Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "CAROLINA BIRDS" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Buff-bellied Hummingbird--SC state record
- From: "Gary Phillips" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 21:58:07 -0500
- Sender: email@example.com
Congratulations, Bill! Nice work.
SC gets some cool winter birds too, y'all!
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get
better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss, "The Lorax")
From: BILL HILTON JR Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
To: CAROLINA BIRDS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 12:49 PM
Subject: Buff-bellied Hummingbird--SC state record
>On 4 December I went to Lexington, South Carolina (near Columbia) to
>investigate the report of two hummingbirds with reddish orange bills
>that were coming to a feeder.
>I observed only one bird but was able to capture and band it: the
>first Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis) ever reported
>for South Carolina. It's exciting--make that exhilarating!--to be
>able to add a new species to the state list.
>Thanks to Cathleen Lee for reporting the bird and allowing me to band
>it, and to Nancy Newfield for her expert advice on ageing and sexing
>I am awaiting word on whether the bird is still visiting the feeder.
>If it is, I will post a note to the list later today (5 December)
>about travel directions and Cathleen's requests about viewing the
>bird. Please do not attempt to contact her or visit until then.
>Details and photos are on the Web site for Hilton Pond Center for
>Piedmont Natural History at
>BILL HILTON JR., "The Piedmont Naturalist"
>Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
>1432 DeVinney Road, York, South Carolina 29745 USA
>email@example.com, (803) 684-5852, eFax: (503) 218-0845
>Please visit our web sites at http://www.hiltonpond.org and
>"Never trust a person too lazy to get up for sunrise or too busy to
>watch the sunset." BHjr.