This form is intended as a convenience in reporting observations of species on the Louisiana Bird Records Committee (LBRC) Review List. The LBRC recommends the use of this form or a similar format when submitting records for review (to assure that all pertinent information is accounted for). Attach additional pages as necessary. Please print or type. Attach xerox of field notes, drawings, photographs, or tape recordings, if available. Include all photos for more obscurely marked species. When completed, mail to Secretary, Louisiana Bird Records Committee, c/o Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3216.

1. English and Scientific names:  Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage):

One assumed HY male

3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) ____West Carroll____________________________

Specific Locality: _______Oak Grove, La.____________________________________

4. Date(s) when observed:  11-8-11

5. Time(s) of day when observed:  8:05 AM to 1:00 PM

6. Reporting observer and address:  Stephen Pagans, West Monroe, LA  71291

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s):  Roselie Overby

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):  Partly cloudy but mostly sunny.  For the first several hours, the bird was in the shade because a feeder was in the shade.  After that there was more light on the feeder.  The sun was behind my back.

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition):  Bausch & Lomb 8x binoculars in good shape and Canon 5D Mark II camera with Canon 400 mm lens.

11. Distance to bird(s):  30 to 35 feet.

12. Duration of observation:  About one minute or so out of every 45 min to an hour.

13. Habitat:  Backyard with dense line of trees and shrubs within 40 feet.

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation):  It would fly down to the feeder from nearby cover and feed for a minute or so before flying back to cover.

15. Description (include only what was actually seen, not what "should" have been seen; include if possible: total length/relative size compared to other familiar species, body bulk, shape, proportions, bill, eye, leg, and plumage characteristics. Stress features that separate it from similar species):  I took a lot of photographs at different exposures to allow for the shade and had many photos showing an incomplete pink gorget, pink spots on the side and top of its head.  Wings were shorter than the tail.  The breast and belly had fairly large, obvious dark spots.  It had a thin line of white over the eye.

16. Voice:  None

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):

Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  It does not have pink on the top of its head.

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?):

I took multiple photographs.

19. Previous experience with this species:  None

20. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):

a. at time of observation:  Peterson Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America and National Audubon Society's The Sibley Guide to Birds

b. after observation:  National Geographic's Field Guide to the Birds of North America which has a picture of an immature male Anna's Hummingbird that shows some of the characteristics that I saw.

21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); my XX_memory.

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain:  Yes positive

23. Signature of reporter: _________Stephen L. Pagans___Date:_11-9-11_Time:  11:25 AM

24. May the LBRC have permission to display this report or
portions of this report on its webite? ______Yes_______________

If yes, may we include your name with the report? _____Yes__________


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