Holy shit I just saw a hummingbird hovering around my bird feeder. It was not interested in it due to the lack of sugar water but that was really not a thing I expected to ever see in the middle of the goddamn city, especially around *fall*.
Guess I get to decide if I want to put out a feeder for them now.
Seconded. Anna's Hummingbird lives in Seattle year round. They're super common, even where it seems like it would be inhospitable for a dinosaur that acts like a tiny bug. I never used to see them, until I learned how to look for them. They're an especially badass species of hummingbird, too: death-defying mating dance!
@anthracite yah, hummingbirds are year-round in this area, mostly due to people putting out feeders and having year-round flowers. ;) it's a definite cause/effect spiral--hummingbirds don't migrate (or hibernate! some do that!) in urban areas, because it's warmer and people notice the hummingbirds and put out feeders (and sometimes warmers), so the birds don't migrate...
that said, I really need to clean out my feeder and keep it stocked this fall/winter. XD