This little hummingbird was waiting to get over to our feeder. There was a male hummingbird there and she knew she would be attacked it she tried to get in for her morning drink.
She had to wait until the male left and then she could get to the feeder. This past week I have not seen any males at the feeder. So the females have had a good time. I wonder if the males have already started to head south as we have had cooler nights. When will the females leave? We leave the feeder out as long as they appear because we think that some of them may be on their journey from farther north and need sustenance.
In the middle of the week we had a calamity with the feeder! It broke and fell to the ground. It was early evening and the hummers always come to get a drink before the night time so I was worried. I quickly made up the mix of sugar and water and my husband went to the Canadian Tire store ( they sell everything not just tires!) to get another feeder. He made it just in time before closing! The new feeder went up and bingo there were the hummers. Whew!