Staying or Going?
Hummingbird bander Meret Wilson is a Floridian who tells us, "We do go year round with hummer evidence most the time, but it's a different population in winter than ones that breed here." This observer might be a lucky person who enjoys hummers year round:
"This week has sent my adult male Ruby-throated on his way elsewhere and brought the arrival of a new bird to my yard. It is not unusual for me to see a Rufous coming through this time of year. I also had a female and immature male Rubythroat. We are having cooler weather, so I'm hoping more will stop by and perhaps stay with me this winter."
Mary in Lakeland, Florida (October 24, 2013)