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Tankin’ up and movin’ on; Keep hummingbird feeders full as birds prepare for southern migration

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A pair of hummingbirds at a feeder at Ray Pawley’s house in Arabela. Pawley said a flock of between 100 to 200 birds live in this tiny community near Hondo. (Ray Pawley Photo)

Early in September, well ahead of frosty nights, thousands of hummingbirds (colibris in Spanish) are preparing for their annual journey south to Mexico and beyond. Rather than all of the birds leaving at once in a grand flotilla, they journey in small groups from mid-September until the end of October or later.