I’m in Piedmont NC, and have noticed that there is a dearth of hummingbirds this spring, now summer. We’ve had a rather cool spring, so figured that the hummies were pacing to that, but now it’s Hot, and, still, not as many ruby-throats.
I work in a professional garden, with plenty of hummer food sources. We are on the hummer A-list of B&B’s, but I don’t see them this year, for the first time. Aesculus (Buckeyes), are bearing fruit, so someone pollinated them. But Silenes, Salvias just starting, Monardas…I am not seeing the usual voracious nesting hummingbird hovers. This greatly alarms me. I’ve looked at the migration maps, and they were sighted here early April, I’ve seen a couple, but not in great numbers.
Colibri, any insight?