My thermometer reads 48 this morning. As cold as it is, though, the hummingbirds still come to the feeders as soon as there's light in the east.
One of the myths about hummingbirds is that you have to bring the feeders inside or they won't migrate to Mexico for the winter, and they'll freeze.
Another myth is that they hitchhike to Mexico on the backs of geese.
For a list of hummingbird myths, go HERE. (Some of these seemed quite ridiculous to me.)
To learn more about hummingbirds that you dreamed possible, go to Hummingbirds.net.
I had never watched these tiny creatures until this summer. I have to say it's been a real experience, watching them drink the sugar-water and fight over it. Just goes to show, there's always something new to experience if you keep your eyes open.
According to those websites, my little friends will likely disappear around October 15.