Ruby-throated hummingbirds began migrating through here around August 10th. Males first. Always. They have territory to claim.
The birds have to migrate early, they have a long way to go. Some fly nonstop more than 500 miles across the Gulf of Mexico.
Migration is peaking now in our Texas Hill Country.
We're filling five feeders twice a day, and smiling every time we look out the windows.
You can smile too, just click the video for a minute of winged wonder.
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