A young female hummingbird visited the feeder today. It always feels a bit wistful to say goodbye to them for the year.
This is the time, though, that we "normally" see last hummingbirds. They're cued to photoperiod, apparently, not so much temperatures, in their journey south, so pretty much on schedule.
A search for "last hummingbird" posts brought up dates of Oct. 12, 16, 14, and a sighting at the botanical garden on Oct. 24, over the years I've been blogging (now over 6 years).
Amazing and fun to keep track.
It's so much fun to watch them visit the feeder on the porch rail. Here are some images from a post on Sept. 17, 2011.