Saturday, August 10, 2013

Last Round of Male Hummers

This is the season when birds begin to think about fall migrations, and we have two that are more than packing their bags.  The catbirds are probably down to their last two weeks.  But even better prepared are the male Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.  They typically pull up stakes early in August and make their way south ahead of the females and juveniles.  And I suspect some males I have been seeing are migrants who spent the summer farther north.  My yard is a great place to refuel for a few days.  And that truck stop has been busy!  Not long afterwards the rest of the hummers will take their leave.  That's usually very late in August.  And that's not very far away. 

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