Pat Shingleton: "The 2005 Season and Humming Along..."
The 2005 Hurricane Season recorded 21 named storms and through 2006 we grabbed a few more names from the Greek alphabet. Typically, statistics indicate that by November, 75% of the hurricane season is completed. Some of our viewers and readers have reported an increase in hummingbird sightings. Birdwatchers report that the ever popular Ruby Throated Hummingbird will leave our area at the end of the month with a few staying year-round. The website: hummingbirds.net reports that in addition to the Ruby Throated Hummingbird, twelve species of hummingbirds, from the Rufous and Black-chinned to the Broad-tailed, Broad-billed and Green-eared hummingbirds pay us a visit. The Ruby-throated hummingbird is the only species that breeds east of the Rockies and will journey to their wintering grounds in Central America. National Wildlife Week’s, “Wildlife and Weather” suggests keeping your feeders in place for some stragglers.