Last evening, as a windstorm was hitting, a juvenile male Rufous Hummingbird appeared at the feeder. First Rufous seen since early Aug. He took over the feeder, keeping all others away, even in a high wind! Was also pleasantly surprised by stability of the saucer feeder in the wind!
Once again, thanks to Ruthann for the saucer-type hummingbird feeder recommendation! Literally, saved my enjoyment of watching the little birds’ visits, as their fall migration continues.
Today, there’s been an equal mix of juvenile Black-chinned & Calliope Hummingbirds. Haven’t seen an adult hummer since Saturday, when 2 adult male BCs came through. The only yellow jacket visits are very brief, 1 or 2 at a time, then they leave in a matter of seconds.
I keep watching for a Broad-tailed, had a single male visitor last year about this time. So far, none this year. Right now, watching the “King of the Roost”, a juvie male Calliope, that keeps the larger Black-chinneds away. He only appeared about 30 minutes ago. Just glad to be able to continue offering a brief stopover respite for their fall journey South.