After a summer of intensely guarding "their" feeders, the adult male ruby-throated hummingbirds making this their summer home departed some time during the day of August 30th. Following a weekend of cool and very windy weather, a warm sunny day marked the start of their long journey southward. Exactly how many males were here on-site is difficult to say, but each of the five feeders was well-guarded by at least one male and all feeders are no longer guarded. Since their departure, the females and numerous juveniles here have had a much easier time fuelling up for their own pending migration - that in spite of "practice" territorial displays and still limited "sharing". Perhaps over the coming days we will see a male (or two) pausing here from further north, but those that stayed here for the summer have left us. Fare thee well feathered friends!
Latitude: 46.9 Longitude: -84.4
Observed by: Jeff
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