Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ready for the last hummingbird

I saw a female ruby-throated hummingbird yesterday, and my gardening companion spotted another as we had lunch today (on the porch).

It's fairly late to see them; last year, it was Oct. 8 for us. And Bill Hilton, at Hilton Pond, reports that their last hummingbird sighting (monitored over a number of years) is Oct. 18.


But I'll leave up the feeders if there are any stragglers, and there are still coral honeysuckle flowers for them.

2 comments:

  1. That honeysuckle is wonderful -- I love that gentle gradation of color from bright pink to coral. No wonder the hummers have stayed around so long. :)

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  2. I love the coral honeysuckle -- it's a great plant. My gardening companion saw a hummingbird visiting one of our feeders this morning.

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