Hummingbird, Nectaring from Flowers

Date: 10/22/2022

Number: 1

1 chubby hummingbird at vermillionaire and salvia.

[Contacted observer for more information about this observation; additional information contributed by observer, added by Journey North, 10/27/2022]:

I believe it is the same bird I have been seeing for several weeks now which I listed in todays report. It appears to be female or a juvenile male. I only see her in the morning and never later in the day and usually not consecutive days in a row. Usually every two days. I believe it is the same bird because it rests often between feedings flying off to a nearby bush or sitting on a branch before continuing to feed. It also has darker shading of gray around the front and sides that makes it look dirty. Today I didn’t see it feed from flowers at all but I work at home and can’t look outside all day. It flew off to the nearby mugo pine in between feeding from the feeder. I checked and the flowers are still accessible to the bees and not frozen closed. I saw it fly off to the west but may not have left as my neighbor has a Rose of Sharon tree. I will check back and report if I see her in next few days. I normally take my feeders down by now but I know the local wildlife center had a few rescues they were caring for that I figured might fly through as well as any birds off course due to weather. It has gotten up to the 50s but will drop back down to maybe 39 tonight. Last night it dropped to 33 and a layer of ice was on the bird bath. I saw her at the feeder around 8 and rushed out to change the nectar. When I got back in I saw her sitting at one of the feeders before flying away.

Hobart, IN

Latitude: 41.5 Longitude: -87.3

Observed by: Linda
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