Monday, October 14, 2013
IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL THE FAT LADY SINGS! (OH YEAH-I AM THE FAT LADY: IT'S OVER PHOTO BLOG)
We did it! We viewed the whole migration of hummingbirds (at this location) from August 12, 2013 to October 12, 2013. During that time, the temperatures went from 100 degrees to 70 (after cold front). Measurable rain came on the 22 of September to S. Texas to prepare the flowers for the rest of the journey to Mexico. They will be in full bloom and full of nectar for the hummers. The equinox occurred on the 22 Sept. to shorter daylight hours when half the birds left. And, finally the cold front came on October 5. The bees and hummingbirds left on the 6th hitching a ride on the North Wind. A few birds and bees have remained. There are 3 birds here today. It is not likely more birds will come in, however I will keep the feeders up for 2 more weeks for any stragglers or injured birds.
I thank all of You for joining me on this migration! I lost many viewers by displaying only hummingbirds. But I gained a few new people that like the hummers! I hope you will all share the photos with friends and others interested in migration. As soon as Google invents a bird recognition program, we will be able to track the birds by photos (no more trap and band). I encourage all of You to get involved with the birds and share your experiences online!
I am taking a few days off! Remember, I am the sweetest old granny ever-completely sugar coated!
Fly my Mom's tiny birds around the world!
*The Last Photostudies of Hummingbirds for 2013*
Below are the links to the G+ Photo Albums with the last view of the birds till next year: Enjoy the Moments!
Thanks to G+ Awesome Auto Backup for creating the quick clips highlights for these albums:
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!