At first, we weren't sure we were going to get any
Hummingbirds this season. In early Spring we
had a couple Ruby-throated stop and drink at
the feeder. But, they left and I presume headed North.
I figured it was too hot and dry for them as week after
week I didn't see any at the feeder. Finally, in late Summer
we were thrilled to see them return. This little guy, which I
think is a juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird is staying
close to the feeder and guarding it with all his might.
I would say he is storing up for his long trek South
to Coasta Rica.
He looks to be molting and he behaves
like a juvenile male. We've had lots
of Cardinal youngsters at the feeders this year.
Happy Autumn!! Everyone :-))