THE BIRD LADY: Hummingbird migration, mating habits may make them seem scarce
For the most part, it seemed that most of us were enjoying good hummingbird activity. Then it stopped. At the same time, our cold spring turned colder ... They can't remain shutdown indefinitely. They do not hibernate the way bears do, but they can ...
State has four nonbreeding hummingbird species as visitors
Most of our nesting hummers leave ... fall equinox in late September. The rare visitors are often birds that hatched out last spring or summer and have yet to learn exactly which way to migrate. In Charles County, there are two records of rufous ...
The high-maintenance ruby-throated hummingbird
As if that weren’t bad enough, now I find out I should leave my hummingbird feeder up for at least ... Sure, ruby-throats migrate thousands of miles each spring and fall — including a 500-mile nonstop flight across the Gulf of Mexico.
Autumnal equinox and the hummingbirds
Spring has arrived when ... Another site assures me that ruby-throated hummingbirds leave their summer range in response to hormonal changes triggered by decreasing length of daylight. This means food availability does not affect the timing of their ...
Birds of a feather flock to Issaquah
Birders will notice that Rufous hummingbirds are very territorial, and though they do not sing ... both parents feed the young, which leave the nest after 13 days. When they migrate in the fall, the Swainson’s thrush usually fly at night to tropical ...