Hummingbird, Other Observations
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Date: 09/19/2020

Number: 12

A chilly morning in the forest, 30 degrees with sunshine, temperatures rising to the mid 50s. Due to the leaf canopies, the flowers within the habitat were not negatively impacted and continue to provide a vast array of nectar. It's easy to distinguish our resident girls from migrating guests, as our migrating guests are thinner, more svelte :) Cuphea and salvia plants are gently swaying as I type with hummingbird activity. Flowers being visited: blue Lobelia, pink turtle heads, white turtle heads, zinnias, phlox, cosmos, nasturtiums, impatients, coral bells, lantana, canas, petunias, cardinal flowers. The dogwood tree often has several Hummers within it's branches. Our girls spend great amounts of time perching on branches under the eves, by the brick walls on the house--this might be due to all the flowers, I also suspect the brick walls keep them warm :) When they depart, they will be dearly missed and we'll start stocking up on sugar for their return in 2021.

Sanford, MI

Latitude: 43.6 Longitude: -84.4

Observed by: Tilly
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