The last one?

Amid the August frenzy
of female hummingbirds
battling at my feeders
one male sneaks in for a moment
and I haven’t seen him since.

There are more and more hummers at my feeders now. All females. I’ve been watching for males, suspecting they’ve already migrated. Late last week, lo and behold: A straggler? A south-bound traveler on a refueling rest stop? He may be the last male I see this season.

Godspeed, little one.

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