This girl is still here, I have been watching her for the last two weeks, with a certain foreboding of the day when she will decide that it is time to start her migration. From time to time, I have seen her fight off visitors; who are they? I think females from the North are passing by and taking a rest at the feeder. Males hummingbirds started their migration in August. Only adult and immature females remain. From here, they face a 3,000 thousand mile trip to Central America! There are still plenty of flowers in the garden to keep them busy. And, since I have an all organic yard, there are plenty of insects about. She is still visiting the feeder quite frequently. I would keep all feeders clean and fresh for migrating birds.
Check out this great site. I received it in an e-mail forwarded from a friend: Hummer Nest ’05. It is an unusual series of pictures that follow a nest until the birds fledge. Probably the only wild nest I will ever be able to witness. It is several pages long so keep clicking through.