If you are anything like us, you are likely surprised by each and every time you have a glance at your calendar this summer. For many of us, it certainly seems as if we just flipped the calendar to July and already are prepping for a changeover to September.
While we might be saying goodbye to summer (hopefully not too quickly!), we are also transitioning into an exciting time of the year in the birding world; fall migration. Despite preparing to say goodbye to a number of our summer birds, this time of year offers the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of other birds passing on through on their way south.
One particular summer species that has been keeping us on our toes this year is the ruby-throated hummingbird. A favourite among birders here in the Ottawa area, these tiny birds have been keeping us entertained throughout the season and in what seem to be record numbers.