The Last Hummingbird

Each autumn, the hummingbirds have departed for points south by October first. Somehow they just know when it’s time. This morning, a solitary bird was sitting on a Sunflower stem near the feeder, and for over an hour, it was the only one I saw.

It looked so lonely as it waited to depart on its 5,000 mile journey to South America.

It looked so lonely as it waited to depart on its 5,000 mile journey to South America.

I've never seen a hummingbird yawn before.

I’ve never seen a hummingbird yawn before.


6 thoughts on “The Last Hummingbird

  1. I usually see one or two a year…..ruby throated….however have never seen them sit still like that……..great pics.  Put up a humming bird feeder this year……..but none so far.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this, Vann. I do enjoy your photos and the information you provide. I have recommended your blog to a number of other folks who live at least part of the year in Lake Lure.

  3. I HAVE FEEDERS OUTSIDE MY KITCHEN WINDOWS. I LOVE TO WATCH ALL THE BIRDS, WE STILL HAVE THREE HUMMINGBIRDS LEFT. ONE IS THE GUARD OF THE FOOD. HE IS THE SMALLEST BUT REALLY IS A BULLY. HE PERCHES ABOUT ONE FOOT FROM MY WINDOW AND WATCHES ME. WHEN I GO OUT TO REFILL THE OTHER FEEDERS HE FLYIES RIGHT UP TO ME.

    MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR BLOGS.

    COUSIN DON

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