Monday, September 16, 2013

A Last Hummingbird?

It is deep in September: so deep I usually expect the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds to be gone for the winter.  But at least one was seen poking about over the weekend.  It am certain it is a migrant male.  At the very least it didn't seem to know the property nearly as well as the established birds.  I could tell by the way the exasperated hummer worked at a pull cord for the garage door whose handle is red.  No experienced bird would be making that mistake!  So it may be possible I see these little characters up to the equinox.  I'll keep all the feeders up another week!

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