|Rufous Hummingbird in Gettysburg|
Apparently these birds are migrating here more and more, though it is still fairy unusual. If more people would keep their feeders out, perhaps we'd see them even more. Most people, of course, take their feeders down in October because the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds that spend the summer in the Mid-Atlantic area migrate to the South.
|That's me holding the Rufous. |
He flew away a split second later.
By the way, for anyone who feeds hummingbirds or who wants to start, I was told it is good that I don't use the pre-made red dye food. The dye causes problems in hummingbirds. You can attract them by using a red feeder rather than red food.
According to the bird experts, this hummingbird will probably stick around, at least until breeding season begins in February. It looks like I have another mouth to feed for a few months!