Enjoying My Last Days Of Summer
I shot this long video of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird yesterday morning . . . . fully anticipating that my hummingbird friends would soon be gone. As of Tuesday 3 individuals were still coming to the feeder and then I noticed on Wednesday only 1 hummingbird was feeding. I said that if it returned on Thursday morning that I would be ready to record it (before going to work). I thought with the nice weather they would stick around for a few more days but this video clip was the last time I had a chance to see her. I looked but could never find her in the evening or anytime (morning-evening) today.
I think they have finally left the area but this does not mean that a few stragglers from up north might not be seen. But those stragglers are not my morning alarm clock. I guess this just means that summer is finally over and on Sunday fall can officially begin (if I like it or not)!!
Good-bye feathered friends, see you next Spring!
Ohhh, how sad that those fabulous little hummers are gone. I’m sure they’ll be back next year though.
21 September 2007 at 10:35 pm
I’ll try to share lots of Anna’s Hummer shots all winter to keep you feeling that hummingbird love!
21 September 2007 at 10:58 pm
You can almost hear her saying, “I’m coming, just hold on one second, just one more sip!”
She took a good last meal before the trip.
I hate winter, I’d like to follow her south.
21 September 2007 at 11:02 pm
Oh I just want to cry. It is so sad to see them all go.
Big sigh here.
21 September 2007 at 11:28 pm
i enjoyed seeing the hummingbird throught the feeder
21 September 2007 at 11:43 pm
That was totally flipping awesome!!! ~Nita~
22 September 2007 at 1:08 am
No morning alarm clock to interrupt your sleep after a long night banding saw-whets.
22 September 2007 at 12:11 pm
Ohh, my blood pressure just dropped 20 points while viewing that video! Terrific. We will miss them but get excited all over again when they return!
22 September 2007 at 1:43 pm
@ Barb – thanks and I do hope a few wonders will show up still but shouldn’t be too long till they return!
@ Liz – Yes, Yes, please share many of them with us!
@ Erie – to be honest, the second clip was really the first one and the first one was the second one! But, I had to build up anticipation with making it hard to see the one behind the feeder first! Secret’s out now!
@ Toni – sorry to have made you feel that way! They will return!
@ Rick – thanks that was fun to find on the video!
@ Nita – thanks and shot it all while I was in the shower in the morning!
@ Grace – that will be starting soon! Shouldn’t be too bad though unless I have an amazing year!
@ Chicago – I didn’t want your bloodpressure to drop! Really I didn’t! Good things happen to those who wait!
22 September 2007 at 2:18 pm
Tom. That is precious beyond words. So appropriate for the turning of the seasons tomorrow. Waaaaa. I hate to see summer go.
23 September 2007 at 12:30 am
She is so sweet. I also will miss them! We can view your wonderful videos when we are having Hummingbird withdrawl.
23 September 2007 at 2:15 am
We are only seeing a few here in GA as well. They must be heading out early in response to the dry, dry weather here all summer long.
23 September 2007 at 8:23 am
@ Cathy – thanks and two hate to see it go!
@ Sherry – I two will miss them and I am glad I did take those hummingbird clips!
@ jayne – this crazy has been summer for sure!
23 September 2007 at 10:23 am
Tom, I missed this video clip – it’s great! …close to my heart. I’m feeling blue about their leaving. I have lots of photos to remember them until next May :o)
23 September 2007 at 10:43 pm
So cool to see-Bye Miss Hummer-see you next year!
24 September 2007 at 11:39 am
They’re still around here, too – but barely. Glad that you got that little visit to extend your summer just a little longer.
24 September 2007 at 1:34 pm
@ Mary – thanks and I am so glad they are coming back next year!
@ Marg – lol and don’t be a stranger . . . . return soon!
@ Marty – I agree for sure!
24 September 2007 at 6:41 pm
Cool video Tom, one day I will get a hummer shot, I just don’t think I am ready yet.
24 September 2007 at 7:10 pm
I’m sure you’ll be looking forward to their return next spring.-Hello Fall!
24 September 2007 at 7:24 pm
Great video – nice to be able to watch them so well for a good number of minutes without them being pressured by the presence of a human watcher.
24 September 2007 at 7:30 pm
well if nothing else it’s an amazing thing how well the little hummers internal alarm clock is… for little guys they never fail to impress me.
24 September 2007 at 11:14 pm