We saw a very small hummingbird at our feeder the other night. The feeder is used by Ruby Throats every day. This one is a dark bird less than 1/2 the size that they are. The feeder is about 6 feet from our front window so we got a good look at it for several minutes. It appeared to be 1-2 inches long and thin. Any guesses?
Was it feeding or just near the feeder? 1/2 the size of a RTHU would even rule out a Calliope but it is an interesting observation. Let us know if it shows up again and if it was after sunset? Joe M. Lakeland
I live in Deltona, Central Florida and spotted very small brown bee-like humming birds. There are around 8 and have been in my garden for past three evenings around 7 PM. They almost look like a bee or moth until you get close. They are feeding on red and purple Port Weed plants. They only stay about 15 minutes. Can't find any pictures on the web to identify.
Go down to the very last topic on the home page here. Look for Hummingbird Moths/Sphinx Moths and see if you find something like yours. I have been having one visit each evening, just before dark and it continues till after dark. Loves the Porterweed.
Might have been a hummer! If it was, it will show up again at the same feeder during the day when you may possibly identify it. But then again it may have moved on which is typical of hummers this time of the year. Thanks for the update. Joe M. Lakealn