Is this a picture of the last male hummingbird? It was taken August 21st and it could just be the last adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird I see until next spring.
Fall hummingbird migration is in full swing and adult males are the first to depart. My resident adult males are probably already gone, and any adult males I've seen over the past week or so have probably been migrants stopping to refuel at my nectar-rich patch.
While it is much easier to record arrival dates than departure dates, I've tried nonetheless and over the past four summers, the last adult male was seen somewhere between August 24th and August 28th, with the average being August 25th.
So I'll probably have a couple more days to enjoy the handsome devils. It seems like only yesterday that they first arrived.