HI: That's life !! Rufous get out of here by July. Males leave first then
the female and the kids. Miss the little devils but they will be back in the
spring. The Anna's will be around even in the winter so don't pack your
feeders away. They won't be thick so one feeder shud suffice. They love
Crocosmia flowers and my basket of Calibrachoa. Enjoy ! Use to live in Port
Townsend. Your smart being in Port Angeles!
Andie fm Anacortes.
From: Kathy Kesner
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 2:06 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] Hummer Question
We bought a home near Port Angeles Wa. After living in Seattle for many
years. Last winter was the first winter there and we had a few
over-wintering Anna’s as I expected. In the early spring we had a crazy
number of Anna’s and Rufous hummingbirds - they were going through maybe a
gallon and a half of food a week. Then, 3 or 4 weeks ago 95% of them
vanished and we are back to just a few Anna’s. Does anyone know if this is
typical for the Olympic Peninsula? Was the big crowd part of the Northern
migration that moved on? They were all here for maybe 5 or 6 weeks. I found
the sudden drop off puzzling.
Thanks for any info!