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Update: The albino hummmingbird was seen for brief periods over a
16-day period in Staunton, Virginia.
It and some of the other hummingbirds departed after the passage of Hurricane Irene through the mid-Atlantic area. An albino hummer was reported in another part of Augusta County a week or so later, but did not stay in the yard where it was spotted.
I visited the home of Ed and Nancy Lawler today. They have been hosting an albino hummingbird for almost a week.
I got a few short glimpses of the bird as it perched in a locust and later fed at one of the four hummingbird feeders in their very bird friendly back yard.
Best viewed large.
It's hard to describe just how striking the bird is. It is probably a Ruby-throated Hummingbird as those are the only hummers normally in Virginia in August. There were at least five Ruby-throats flying in and out while feeding at the stations, Crepe Myrtles and Butterfly Bushes.
There are three more of my photos in the comments sections.
An excellent gallery of the other photographers' images of the same
bird are at:
For more info on white hummingbirds:
For more hummingbird info: www.hummingbird-guide.com
Explore #45, August 17. 2011.
Copyright Dave Wendelken.
Staunton, Virginia, August 17, 2011.