Image of the Day: Miracle on 81st Street?

The mild winter in the Northeast brought about an unusual visitor to New York City’s upper west side. A Rufous hummingbird was spotting hanging around the American Museum of Natural History in December. According to Joseph DiCostanzo, an ornithologist at the museum, since hummingbirds usually fly south by late October, early November, seeing them in December in the city is very odd. DiCostanzo also noted that with more mild winters, there has been more unseasonable animal sitings. 

Credit: flickr/Ed Gaillard