Date: 3/1/17 4:12 pm From: ann maddock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Anna's hummingbird- still here 😊
For all of you who have been inquiring- yes, the adult male Anna's is still here. However, he ventures out and about away from his primary feeder a little more time each day. And he has been using a different feeder at dusk the past few evenings- and spending up to 5 minutes drinking. This is a behavior the regular RTHU hummers in the yard show just before migrating either in the fall or spring. While the RTHUs in the yard are exhibiting various stages of molt - from body feathers to retrices to primaries (but not gorget feathers yet), he is not molting at all.
So, who knows how much longer he will stay- but he sure is beautiful!
Ann -- Ann Maddock <am.hummingbird.photos...> Hatteras Island, NC