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Bird Club has a look at hummingbirds

Published 4:09 am Thursday, March 16, 2023

‘Think you know all about Hummingbirds? Don’t be so sure… Come hear a regional specialist interest us with these fantastic animals. The Margaret Watson Bird Club invites the general public to a night program on Thursday, April 6. Dr. John Spahr is the speaker. His talk is entitled “Hummingbirds: Jewels of the Americas”.


John Spahr

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There are well over 300 types of hummingbirds, all are restricted to the Americas. In several journeys to the American tropics Spahr has actually seen about half of these. Their fantastic flight abilities, wonderful plumage, and distinct physiology have actually enthralled all. Our own “ruby-throat” is a typical and welcome warm weather condition visitor in Virginia from its winter season variety in Central America. This yearly journey needs an 18-20-hour non-stop flight throughout 500 miles of ocean blues throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Spahr will talk about intriguing elements of “hummers,” highlighted with vibrant images and a couple of brief videos. 

Spahr is a retired doctor (pathologist) with a life-long interest in birds and preservation. For the last 7 years he’s been doing field research study on Eastern Screech-Owls in Highland County, where he is likewise assisting Patti Reum display over 30 American kestrel nest boxes. In his mission to constantly learn more about birds he has actually established a variety of useful programs. His discussions are “image intensive,” created to notify and amuse. We will fulfill at the Farmville Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, situated at 200 West Third St. in Farmville. Light beverages start at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.

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