Long Island, NY
As August has progressed, I've been worried I would never see any hummingbirds at the feeders I've been diligently filling with fresh sugar water since May. Last year was the first time I had hummers land, and this was during September when they were starting their migration southward.
I was able to identify about six different hummers who regularly visited the feeder through September and with a last straggler spotted in early October.
As I was fussing over the poor photo set up to get a nice photo of the hummer (the feeder is currently shaded by the house...), there was a sudden movement before me and there landed in the buddleia four feet in front of me...
A Red-eyed Vireo.
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