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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I'm gonna stop assuming she's gone!

Whenever I fail to see the female Rufous Hummingbird around for several days, I assume she much have moved on and I have reported that here...several times now. And then I'll be outside working in my yard and I look up and there she is on her favorite perch in the crape myrtle tree. And so it was again today after I had just told you yesterday that she was probably gone.

Yep, it's her. She hasn't gone anywhere.

So here's my plan: Even if I don't see her for a while, I'm not going to assume any more that she is gone. On the contrary, I will assume that she is still here - just hanging out in some other part of the yard. I'll keep the feeders cleaned and filled for her just in case she wants a snack other than the blossoms that are still blooming. In a few weeks, we'll probably have frost and she'll need to depend on those feeders more than she does now, so they'll be there waiting for her.

And so will I, should she decide to show herself to me again.


  1. Amazing photos! She is a cutie and she looks intense.

    PS Spotted some American Goldfinches at the fountain. The first of the season. I was able to ID them thanks to your photos.

    1. Congratulations on your goldfinches. I had some at my feeders today.