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   Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Amazilia violiceps


   Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia violiceps) - VCHU (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Violet-crowned Hummingbird continues 7/15 LINK
    DATE: Jul 15, 2018 @ 2:16pm, 3 day(s) ago
    The Violet-crowned Hummingbird made visits today (7/15) a few times between 10:30am-12:30pm at the feeders at Kern River Preserve Headquarters.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino
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  3. Violet-crowned Hummingbird evening obs, 14 July LINK
    DATE: Jul 14, 2018 @ 7:58pm, 4 day(s) ago
    I arrived at the Kern River Preserve at 6pm. At 717pm the Violet-crowned Hummingbird appeared for about 15s at the feeder, flew up to perch for about 5s, then flew south towards the driveway. It returned at 727pm but did not feed. Returned to feed at 745pm, and then I departed. From what I gather, it appears more reliable after 12pm.
    
    Justyn Stahl
    San Clemente Island
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  5. Kern VCHU late afternoon 7/13 LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 11:24pm, 5 day(s) ago
    The KRP Violet-crowned Hummingbird appeared three times between 5:20pm and 6:00pm. The first two were "hit and runs," easily missed if one wasn't closely watching the feeders. The third observation was more prolonged, after which the bird flew directly overhead into the cottonwood from which the feeders hang, perching about ten feet directly above the feeders in an area where there are only "twigs" (leafless branches no bigger around than a human finger), many of them with vestiges of a mossy mistletoe type parasitic plant. The bird sat here for several minutes, before flying higher and further back into the same tree.
    
    Best of luck for those who try this weekend!
    
    Andrew Howe
    Riverside, CA
    howe395@...
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  7. Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen! LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 11:15am, 5 day(s) ago
    After waiting since predawn, the bird just visited for about 15 seconds.
    
    Will only spend a short while longer here but anyway, its out there....
    
    Logan Kahle
    San Francisco
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Jul 13, 2018, at 10:49 AM, 'T.G. Miko' tgmiko@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    Thank you, Tom Edell! Tom
    
    On Fri, Jul 13, 2018, 9:56 AM tedell < tedell@... > wrote:
    
    Spent just short of ten hours looking for this bird on Thursday, but did not see it. We left around 6:30 and someone else showed up then an stayed until dark and apparently also did not see it.
    
    Tom Edell
    Cayucos, CA
    
    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes@... [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    Date: 7/13/18 9:20 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: "T.G. Miko" < tgmiko@... >
    Cc: CALBIRDS < CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com >
    Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen!
    
    Tom, et. a.l.:
    
    Ultimately not known if anyone was even looking. Regardless, no reports by phone or eBird posts for Thursday. I suspect there aren't many people willing to put in 14-15 hours of daylight time on a single day to see if the VCHU is still there; especially knowing if they are alone and walk away from the viewing area for a brief period for any reason, they might miss it. If it is seen again, it might be the result of someone or someones who decide to put in an hour or two as part of other activities during a day. Added to that, that person/those people has/have to think to alert others.
    
    Lack of that bird being a guarantee if one tries for it has likely been a discouraging factor for some to many to go for it. There have been several who have spent 2-6 hours looking, then gave up only to find that another person enjoyed it after they left.
    
    Bob
    
    
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  9. Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen! LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 10:49am, 5 day(s) ago
    Thank you, Tom Edell! Tom
    
    On Fri, Jul 13, 2018, 9:56 AM tedell < tedell@... > wrote:
    
    Spent just short of ten hours looking for this bird on Thursday, but did not see it. We left around 6:30 and someone else showed up then an stayed until dark and apparently also did not see it.
    
    Tom Edell
    Cayucos, CA
    
    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes@... [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    Date: 7/13/18 9:20 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: "T.G. Miko" < tgmiko@... >
    Cc: CALBIRDS < CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com >
    Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen!
    
    Tom, et. a.l.:
    
    Ultimately not known if anyone was even looking. Regardless, no reports by phone or eBird posts for Thursday. I suspect there aren't many people willing to put in 14-15 hours of daylight time on a single day to see if the VCHU is still there; especially knowing if they are alone and walk away from the viewing area for a brief period for any reason, they might miss it. If it is seen again, it might be the result of someone or someones who decide to put in an hour or two as part of other activities during a day. Added to that, that person/those people has/have to think to alert others.
    
    Lack of that bird being a guarantee if one tries for it has likely been a discouraging factor for some to many to go for it. There have been several who have spent 2-6 hours looking, then gave up only to find that another person enjoyed it after they left.
    
    Bob
    
    
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  11. Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen! LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 9:56am, 5 day(s) ago
    Spent just short of ten hours looking for this bird on Thursday, but did not see it. We left around 6:30 and someone else showed up then an stayed until dark and apparently also did not see it.
    
    Tom Edell
    Cayucos, CA
    
    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Bob Barnes bbarnes@... [CALBIRDS]"
    Date: 7/13/18 9:20 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: "T.G. Miko"
    Cc: CALBIRDS
    Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen!
    
    Tom, et. a.l.:
    
    Ultimately not known if anyone was even looking. Regardless, no reports by phone or eBird posts for Thursday. I suspect there aren't many people willing to put in 14-15 hours of daylight time on a single day to see if the VCHU is still there; especially knowing if they are alone and walk away from the viewing area for a brief period for any reason, they might miss it. If it is seen again, it might be the result of someone or someones who decide to put in an hour or two as part of other activities during a day. Added to that, that person/those people has/have to think to alert others.
    
    Lack of that bird being a guarantee if one tries for it has likely been a discouraging factor for some to many to go for it. There have been several who have spent 2-6 hours looking, then gave up only to find that another person enjoyed it after they left.
    
    Bob
    
    
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  13. Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen! LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 9:20am, 5 day(s) ago
    Tom, et. a.l.:
    
    Ultimately not known if anyone was even looking. Regardless, no reports by phone or eBird posts for Thursday. I suspect there aren't many people willing to put in 14-15 hours of daylight time on a single day to see if the VCHU is still there; especially knowing if they are alone and walk away from the viewing area for a brief period for any reason, they might miss it. If it is seen again, it might be the result of someone or someones who decide to put in an hour or two as part of other activities during a day. Added to that, that person/those people has/have to think to alert others.
    
    Lack of that bird being a guarantee if one tries for it has likely been a discouraging factor for some to many to go for it. There have been several who have spent 2-6 hours looking, then gave up only to find that another person enjoyed it after they left.
    
    Bob
    
    
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  15. Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen! LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 8:27am, 5 day(s) ago
    Was the VC Hummingbird seen at all on Thursday Tom Miko
    Claremont LA County
    909.241.3300
    
    On Sun, Jul 8, 2018, 11:49 AM Bob Barnes bbarnes@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    Just got a phone call from Kern River preserve Manager Reed Tollefson. The Violet-crowned Hummingbird just flew into the hummingbird feeders at Kern River Preserve Headquarters. "Clear as day." Reed Tollefson & Steve Hilton.
    
    Clearly a VERY INTERMITTENT bird.
    
    Serving as the messenger,
    
    Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
    _,_._,___
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  17. VCHU continues late on 7/11 LINK
    DATE: Jul 11, 2018 @ 7:27pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Just spoke to Vernon Howe, who a few minutes ago had the continuing Violet-crowned Hummingbird at KRP. The bird came in for one brief drink at 7:15pm, the only appearance during a vigil that started at 5:00pm. Best,
    
    Andrew Howe
    Riverside, CA
    howe395@...
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  19. UPDATE: Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird LINK
    DATE: Jul 11, 2018 @ 12:11pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    Just received a phone call from Gary File. He and Steve Williams were at the Kern River Preserve hummingbird feeders viewing site at first light this morning. Up to six birders in all during the morning. Three still remaining.
    
    BOTTOM LINE No sightings of the Violet-crowned Hummingbird today through Noon..I don't know if those three remaining plan to remain the rest of the day to either verify the continued presence or the first all day absence of this bird since it was first found by John Stanek and Matt Toemies at dawn this past Saturday, July 7, 2018. Even so, after the early morning viewing yesterday, the rest of that day's multiple observations were all made from 12:25 pm up until 5 pm (with no negative or positive reports yesterday after 5 pm).
    
    Serving as the Messenger,
    
    Bob Barnes
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  21. Re: [CALBIRDS] NOW! Kern Violet Crowned Hummingbird Seen! LINK
    DATE: Jul 10, 2018 @ 3:19pm, 8 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    Violet-crowned Hummingbird present at Audubon Kern River Preserve feeders 5:43 am - 6:12 am (Bob Barnes, Jon Dunn, Gary file, Nancy Overholtz, Ron Overholtz) plus 12:25 pm, 12:54 pm, & 1:04 pm (Chris Dean, Linda Gal, Clifford Hawley, Alison Sheehey) with solid observation of the feeders from at least 5:10 am through 1:04 pm. This means there was a 6 hour, 13 minute gap between the observation periods.
    
    Serving as the messenger,
    
    Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
    
    
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  23. Great Kern Violet-crowned Hummingbird Pics LINK
    DATE: Jul 10, 2018 @ 3:15am, 9 day(s) ago
    All,
    
    Great Audubon Kern River Preserve VIOLET-CROWNED HUMMINGBIRD pics plus others (e.g. BCHU) by Herb Elliott.
    
    < https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47105101 >
    
    Serving as the messenger (and hopefully seeing the VCHU this morning!),
    
    Bob Barnes, Ridgecrst, Kern County, California
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  25. Violet-crowned Hummingbird behavior LINK
    DATE: Jul 9, 2018 @ 12:22pm, 9 day(s) ago
    Hello all,
    
    While managing Mile Hi/Ramsey Canyon Preserve many, many, moons ago we
    
    noted several things about Violet-crowneds. They were often the least
    
    numerous regular hummer next to White-eared (if that species can be
    
    called regular at all!) Finding where they perched was the key to
    
    showing them to others AND they were shy when you looked or pointed at
    
    them (they usually flew away from their preferred perch.) They did not
    
    seem to feed as often as most other species but did hang around perched
    
    high up in the Sycamore Trees.
    
    Don't know if any of that helps.
    
    Bob
    
    Bob & Carol Yutzy, Shasta, CA
    
    On Mon Jul 9, 2018 11:24 AM, Chuck & Lillian misclists@...
    
    [CALBIRDS] wrote:
    > For what it's worth, if I recall correctly from my viewing of
    
    > Violet-crowned Hummingbird at Ramsey Cyn (Mile-High Lodge) in
    
    > Arizona, 6/28/82, it was the least frequent visiting species of all
    
    > those then present. One male bird would come only to one particular
    
    > feeder, take a quick feed, leave, and return about 45 minutes later.
    
    > If you weren't looking intently during the proper few seconds, you'd
    
    > miss it and have another 45-minute wait. It was always silent.
    
    >
    
    > I mention this in case this is typical behavior for this species. Be
    
    > patient and stay alert. (We need more lerts.)
    
    >
    
    > Chuck Almdale
    
    > North Hills, CA.
    
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  27. Re: [CALBIRDS] Violet-crowned Hummingbird still here LINK
    DATE: Jul 9, 2018 @ 11:24am, 9 day(s) ago
    For what it's worth, if I recall correctly from my viewing of
    
    Violet-crowned Hummingbird at Ramsey Cyn (Mile-High Lodge) in
    
    Arizona, 6/28/82, it was the least frequent visiting species of all
    
    those then present. One male bird would come only to one particular
    
    feeder, take a quick feed, leave, and return about 45 minutes later.
    
    If you weren't looking intently during the proper few seconds, you'd
    
    miss it and have another 45-minute wait. It was always silent.
    
    I mention this in case this is typical behavior for this species. Be
    
    patient and stay alert. (We need more lerts.)
    
    Chuck Almdale
    
    North Hills, CA.
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  29. Violet-crowned Hummingbird still here LINK
    DATE: Jul 9, 2018 @ 6:26am, 10 day(s) ago
    All-
    
    The VIOLET-CROWNED HUMMINGBIRD just came into the feeders at the Kern River preserve. It came in very briefly right around 6:20 am, and was silent.
    
    Ryan Terrill
    
    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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