PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE #039-09, April 9, 2009:
[font="verdana,arial,geneva"]THE RED COATS ARE COMING!
Well... not exactly
HARRISBURG - The Red Coats are coming! The Red Coats are coming! Well, they're not exactly the British Red Coats invading New England; they're ruby-throated hummingbirds and it would appear to be a northern invasion!
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are encouraging residents to be on the look-out for ruby-throated hummingbirds, the only hummingbirds regularly found in Pennsylvania or east of the Mississippi in spring and summer.
"Hummingbirds begin to trickle into Pennsylvania in April and, by May 1, they're usually well established across the state," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. "They winter in Central and South America. When they head north, they fly nonstop across the massive Gulf of Mexico and then flit from flowerbed to feeder to flowerbed through the South as they work their way north to their nesting grounds." Read more... THE REDCOATS ARE COMING!