I am still seeing hummers at my feeder, but the sugar water is not being depleted as fast as in previous weeks.
Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Sep 3, 2018, at 1:27 PM, John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121...@verizon.net<mailto:job121...@verizon.net>> wrote: On 26 Aug. 2018 I saw the last male hummingbird. 28 Aug. I saw the last female at my feeders. As I stood watching the goldfinches & nuthatch in the crab apple tree outside my window, I realized that for more than a wk., I hadn't see ANY of the 25-30 (English), predominately male, house sparrows that have been here since before last winter. Not one. May they not return! They killed too many tree swallows & bluebirds. The chipping sparrow(s), not unexpectedly, are also gone. I am pleased to see many different butterflies & many, many more monarchs than I have seen in years. Must be my imagination but the monarchs seem larger than in the last few yrs.. They visit my cosmos more than any other flowers in my flower bed. We're still seeing occasional young ospreys as we're out along Rte. 90. A few T. vultures that roost down in the village are still here. My thrill was being outside early last wk. to see 6 chimney swifts go down into the tall chimney of the girl's dorm at the US Academy. I hadn't been able to be outside in the evening to see them & indeed, thought repairs to the chimney last fall may have included covering the chimney with screen. Fritzie B. Union Springs -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --