An American White Pelican was photographed at Swansea on September 19. Tropical Storm Hanna delivered a few rarities on September 7: two South Polar Skuas passed Andrew's Point in Rockport; First Encounter Beach, Eastham, logged a Long-tailed Jaeger and two Sabine's Gulls. An adult male Rufous Hummingbird visited a feeder in South Yarmouth, and a White-winged Dove was found on Nantucket. Single Say's Phoebes were reported from Provincetown and Plum Island. A Varied Thrush in Gloucester on October 26 was the earliest record for this species in the state. Dunback Meadows, Lexington, is famous for hosting the first MacGillivray's Warbler for the state back in November 1977. Twenty-one years later, another was found only a few yards away from the where the first had been seen. Other passerine rarities included a Western Tanager in Eastham, a Sedge Wren on Nantucket, and Yellow-throated Warblers at Marblehead Neck and Plum Island.
Best sighting: the first state Broad-billed Hummingbird, found in West Dennis on August 23, continued through the period.