I can finally say with certainty that Fall has arrived. The hummingbirds have all headed south and it is time to take the feeders down. This year we had two feeders and about 10 birds constantly buzzing each other and us while fighting for the chance to get at the food. This particular day I was changing their food and this little lady couldn’t wait for me to hang the thing. She started buzzing me and I thought “Well, if you can get that close to my head, let’s see if you will eat from my hand.” She did!
Although the hummers are gone for the season, we still have a lot of Eastern Bluebirds hanging around and it is quite possible that they will be here throughout the winter. Next year we are hoping to place nest boxes in various spots on the property for the Bluebirds as well.
Now is the time we prepare for the deer sightings. Every year we put out piles of deer corn and at night we watch, under moonlight, for the deer to come through and feast. We don’t hunt them on this property, but there are hunters properties on either side of ours and so, the deer are constantly migrating through. Every year, when they realize that the corn is out consistently, they come to eat on a nightly basis.
So, goodbye hummers and hello deer…