I've seen posts from time to time about missing the hummers when they are gone, and I thought, well they'll be back, tho. It's not forever.
But it's the quietness! Two weeks ago there was constant chasing and whizzing between the deck and the trees that I could see from my desk or walking around the house.
There were at least two at dusk yesterday, because I saw two chases, but the all day activity is gone, and it seems like some of the life is gone from the trees out there.
At dusk two weeks ago there was constant activity at the feeders, at least 15 landings at the feeders in the hour before dusk, and only one or two got to stay very long, the others got chased off fairly quickly. Last night only two came in the last hour.
They're not even all gone yet, but I already miss the 80 mile perhour bombing runs and the little green things zooming in and out of the trees.
I know a few stragglers may still come by, but I think the greater number of them are already south of here.
It's too quiet out there now! Those little daredevils really wormed their way in.