It has been such a joy to watch the hummingbirds that have come to my feeders this summer. Those that live in northern breeding territories in Canada and the northern USA began their migration journey's in July, progressing southward approximately 18 miles per day. In the southeastern USA where I live, in Tennessee, our birds have begun migration as well, the males departing earliest, leaving females with late fledglings and vigilant juveniles guarding nectar sources.
Visit Ruby-throated Hummingbird Migration and Delightful Fledglings to see more images and stories of the hummingbirds in my life. And more about sea turtles and sketching coming up.