News from South of the Border
On October 12, grade 12 teacher Arnulfo Moreno sent this happy news from Mexico:
"One male and female feeding on San Pedro Tree flowers, Tecoma stans (Familia Bignoniaceae)." Instituto Tecnologico de Cd. Victoria in City of Victoria, prov of TAM, Mexico.
Find the sighting on the "Adult Male" migration map. How far do you suppose this hummingbird flew?
In Costa Rica, observer Patricia Nethercote is still waiting!
Hummers Across the Land
Hummers are still found in a broad distribution across the land. They were spotted as far north as Washington, Ontario and New Hampshire, and as far south as Mexico. Many reports came from Texas. Although most sightings now include only one or two birds, David in Bay City, Texas reported 20 hummers on Oct. 12!
Stragglers and Surprises
Lancaster, PA: "Two females at the window feeder this morning! It is sunny and 34 degrees. I have never seen them here this late in the year and this cool outside."
Beamsville, ON: Surprise! Hadn't seen a hummingbirds since October 10th...woke up this morning (Oct. 15), looked outside and spotted a single hummingbird... Glad we haven't been hit by frost as yet and there are still blooms for it."
Muncie, Indiana: "After not seeing any Hummers for several days, I had two this evening. They were a welcome sight. I didn't think I'd see them again for many months. Safe travels my plump little friends. I shall miss you."
Andersonville, TN: "Four hummers Oct. 12. Last year they were gone by the 8th."
You can read all of the observations here.