Sunday, September 30, 2012

Late Season Hummers

It turns out hummingbird season has not reached its end after all!  Over the weekend I spotted a female Ruby Throated Hummingbird at the two remaining nectar feeders.  She was definitely starved, and drank greedily and at length each time I saw her.  Presumably she is a migrant from northern reaches of the summer range.  Our summer residents are usually gone by the autumnal equinox.  But I cannot recall seeing hummers as late as the last day of September.  It certainly was a wonderful surprise to see these little jewels in autumn days!  It may be a long time before I get to see one again.

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