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Hummingbird Exodus - 9-2-17

Saturday, September 02, 2017

It's a sure sign of fall - the day you realize your feeders are no longer swarming with hummingbirds. Trish Carpenter asked "Where have all the hummingbirds gone?":

Costa Rica. Our hummingbirds winter there, and tank up before the long journey. Janie Johnson-Russell did find a straggler, fueling up at a flower, and I've seen a couple passing through hit our feeder, but they've mostly gotten south of us by now:

I have to confess, winter in Costa Rica sounds pretty attractive when you're dealing with feet and feet of snow...
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