Lots of folks have responded to our last post questioning whether Ruby-throated Hummingbird numbers are down. If you would like to answer, you can post a comment on the blog entry right below this one.
Makes us wonder how global climate change will affect hummingbirds. Here, in NH, we had a very cold spring with some major snow storms. We lost our bluebirds. Many of our flowers were delayed in blooming, but now have caught up. We still see only one or two male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at our feeders, where ordinarily, we would have more hummers, including females. We'll see how August goes, when we see many hummers here on migration including males, females and immatures. We will keep you posted.
Photo © Lillian Stokes, 2007