Archive for September, 2010

Hummingbirds

What a surprise! Here it is September 11 and I had a hummer come to the feeder! I thought for sure they would all be well on their way to their winter homes somewhere way down south by now. I had actually looked at that feeder this morning and thought I should be taking it down so it was on the list of “To Do” things.

The hummer today didn’t stop for a drink – it just came to within 4 to 6 inches of the feeder, took a look and then flew away again. I don’t know why it didn’t take a drink as the feeder is relatively fresh and I made it a bit stronger for them at this time of year.

Pure fluke that I just happened to look at that particular moment, for sure! No pics :( …  it was all too fast.

A Late Hummer

So … here I was thinking the hummers had all gone because I hadn’t had any at my feeders for the past two weeks. The nights are cool enough now and the dreariness of wet fall weather has made things rather dull and chilly.

Today I had a single visitor to the feeder – actually it didn’t go to the feeder, but was checking out the red Christmas light behind the feeder. It didn’t drink so maybe the juice is too old now.

I will make fresh just in case it comes back or in case there are more still around or passing through for fall migration.

This is the first time I have seen a hummingbird past the middle of August.

No pics today :( of this hummer. It didn’t stick around long enough for that.

Cheers,

Sue