Well, we are now in Winter Hummer season. After a number of late, lingering Ruby-throateds across NC, I am now getting reports of Selasphrus (Rufous/Allen's types) from the mountains and the Piedmont. There are also a smattering of coastal Rubys, as expected. Given that we have not had significantly cold weather yet, I imagine a good number of hummingbirds have yet to find feeders and/or get reported.
Presumably the banded female Rufous at the Davis"s home in Apex (Wake Co.) is back on site for her fifth winter. I am waiting for colder weather to confirm it is indeed who we think it is--- although I had little trouble trapping her last year.
Just a reminder to keep your sugar water fresh-- should you be maintaining a feeder. It needs only be changed about every ten days. And please let me know if you have a visitor anytime between now and March 15th!