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Off-shore Sighting
This week brought an over-water sighting from the Gulf of Mexico! Here in fall, migrating hummers are just starting the 600-mile crossing of the Gulf. In spring, millions of migrants are returning—exhausted, hungry and thirsty enough to land on ships and oil rigs for relief near the end of their journey. Kudos to onboard observer Monica, who will now keep a few potted plants, some mealworms and a hummingbird feeder onboard as travelers' aid for any landing migrants.