The first arrivals of fall migrants appeared September 26th this year. Days later, there were scores of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds competing for sugar water at our feeders. It seems though they used most of their energy fighting with each other- such territorial little things they are.
My family and I have all enjoyed watching their show of speed and acrobatic skills. They've been our morning and evening entertainment on the back porch.
Our little friends have moved on now. There'll be a straggler or two passing through for a couple of weeks so I'll leave the feeders up for now. I wish them a safe journey to their wintering grounds and look forward to their spring return.