.I don't get it. The hummingbirds are back in droves. Or flocks. Or gaggles. Or herds. Or whatever hummingbirds come in. After 2/3 of them disappeared for a few days, suddenly they returned a couple or three days ago. Not that I'm complaining!
I filled the feeders a few minutes ago, and there were approximately 25 or 30 out there. I could actually count fifteen at a time when I was alert, and that was approximately half of them.
I have Rufous, either Broad-tailed or Black-chinned, and some that I think are Magnificent Hummingbirds. They move so fast that it is really hard to identify the markings, and I can't get at an angle for photos that will show the details. So I'm going on my best guess and The Sibley Guide to Birds. The Magnificent is only rarely seen in this area, but I'm relatively convinced that I have some.
So I'm guessing that my question of being on their migration path and they have moved on was just wrong. I guess they will be here for a bit longer, hopefully October, as usual. And perhaps they will come and go till then, so I'll keep filling the feeders until I'm sure they are gone or it begins to freeze.
The sky and the clouds yesterday were amazing.
Nuff said ..........