A Hummingbird..In Bismarck…In October? Is This A Joke?
I thought for sure someone was pulling my leg - I mean come on now....and who is Anna?
This isn't a "Knock-Knock - who's there?" "ANNA" gag either. So, who or what is an Anna? If you said it's a hummingbird you would be correct - Here is what Wikipedia says "Anna's hummingbird is a medium-sized bird species of the family Trochilidae. It was named after Anna Masséna, Duchess of Rivoli. It is native to western coastal regions of North America. In the early 20th century, Anna's hummingbirds bred only in northern Baja California and southern California" So maybe a dumb question here, are their relatives of Rivoli in Bismarck, North Dakota? The reason why I asked is, that just recently according to The Bismarck Tribune a man by the name of Craig Triplett was visiting his mother in Highland Acres when he spotted and took a picture of a hummingbird - which was later identified as Anna's hummingbird.
So what's the big deal? Haven't we all spotted Anna's hummingbirds buzzing around Bismarck?
That would be a big no. "There have been sporadic sightings throughout the United States but never one in North Dakota until now. This Anna's is a very brilliant-colored male normally found along the Pacific Coast" The Bismarck Tribune continued. This bird as you can imagine is not very big at all, about 3 and a half to 4 inches long. Here is the crazy thing that I don't understand, wouldn't you think these birds would avoid someplace cold...like here? Just last month around the 24th and 25th was when the bird was spotted - and there was some snow about. Lastly, I'm guessing you shouldn't take your bird feeders down just yet.
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