The hummers are leaving. 8-(

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The hummers are leaving. 8-(
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It's that time. Here's a shot out my kitchen window. We have two feeders, this is my favorite. My laptop is on the table and the feeder is busy all day. If you look really hard at the very center of the tall shrub....

You will see this young lady. It's a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

All the males have gone south to lay claim to territory and await the arrival of the females who are storing up energy for the long trip.

The last two pics were not taken from the window, I was outside and the little birds' appetite was stronger of any fear of the camera and me.

In two weeks it will be time to take down the feeders and put them in the garage until April rolls around. The feeders will then be cleaned, filled, and put in place. It will be a smiley day for me when the first male shows up, takes a quick gulp, and dashes north to claim his territory.

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